Friday, March 27, 2015

Philadelphia Republicans To Host City Council At Large Debate

Philadelphia Republican Party

Contact:          Joe DeFelice, Executive Director
Phone:             215-756-4158 (mobile)

Philadelphia Republicans To Host City Council At Large Debate & Candidate Meet & Greet
Saturday March 28, 2015 ~ 10am ~ German Society of PA ~ 611 Spring Garden St

Philadelphia March 27, 2015 –Less than three days after the stunning victory of Martina White in the Northeast’s 170th District, Philadelphia Republican Chairman John Taylor announced that, on Saturday March 28, 2015 at the German Society of Pennsylvania, “We will host our first ever City Council At Large debate.  We have many bright candidates and this will be an opportunity to set forth a new vision for Philadelphia.”  Taylor added, “I am also happy to announce that Farah Jimenez, a member of the School Reform Commission, has agreed to moderate the debate.”

Invited candidates include Hon. Dennis O’Brien (Incumbent), Hon. David Oh (Incumbent), Al Taubenberger, Dan Tinney, Terry Tracy, James Williams and Matt Wolfe.  In addition to the City Council At Large Candidates, the following candidates have also been invited to address the crowd Melissa Murray Bailey - Candidate for Mayor, Ross Feinberg - Candidate for Register of Wills, Chris Sawyer - Candidate for Sheriff, Hon. Al Schmidt - City Commissioner, Hon. Brian O'Neill – City Councilman (10th), and Kevin Strickland - Candidate for City Council (9th). 

Taylor concluded, “We are also happy to announce that State Representative Elect Martina White will also address the audience.  White is a breath of fresh air in Philadelphia and we hope to continue to showcase a more diverse group of candidates that can lead to greater gains for the Philadelphia Republican Party.”

Here is the agenda
-          Welcome Message – Chairman John Taylor
-          Introduction of Candidates
-          Introduction of Hon. Martina White, State Representative Elect (170th )
-          City Council At Large Debate
o   Introduction of Moderator – Ms. Farah Jimenez
§  Introduction of Candidates (One Minute)
§  Questions for all Candidates from Moderator
§  Questions from audience members
§  Closing Statement from each Candidate (One Minute)
-          End of Program

Philadelphia Republican City Committee – 215-561-0650 – 3525 Cottman Ave. Phila., PA 19149

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Republican City Council At Large Debate This Saturday

Fellow Republican
This Saturday, we will host a Debate of Philadelphia Republican City Council At Large Candidates.  Other Citywide candidates will also be in attendance to address the crowd.  If you are an elected Committeeperson, you should have received a postcard invite.  If you are a Ward Leader, please also notify your Committeepeople.   Hope to see you this Saturday!

Here are the details:

Saturday March 28, 2015 
Doors open at 9am - Program starts at 10am
611 Spring Garden St, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19123
Admission: FREE!

Sunday, March 22, 2015

PoliticsPA: White Picks Up More Labor Endorsements

HD-170: White Unveils More Labor Endorsements

Martina WhiteThings are heating up in the HD-170 race.
Martina White, the Republican nominee, announced three more labor endorsements today just hours after her opponent Sarah Del Ricci revealed Ed Rendell and Allyson Schwartz are joining the campaign trail.
Today the White campaign announced the support of the AFSCME District Council 47, the Fraternal Order of Police State Lodge and Transit Workers Union Local 234.
“I’ve remained focused on what’s important to the Northeast’s working families and seniors: good jobs and safe neighborhoods,” White said. “To receive the endorsement of even more organizations dedicated to these same goals speaks loudly to voters that I’ll do what I’ve promised.”
Last month, White secured a dozen endorsements from labor groups throughout Philadelphia. She’s also being supported by former PA Supreme Court Chief Justice Ron Castille, as well as former Mayoral candidate Sam Katz.

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Martina White Endorsed by City Councilman Denny O'Brien and the PA Business Council's PEG-PAC

MARCH 9, 2015

CONTACT:    Will Patterson

Martina White Continues to Earn Important Endorsements in Northeast:
Councilman-At-Large Denny O’Brien, PEG-PAC give her their support

PARKWOOD – After receiving the support of a host of labor unions, Martina White today announced that she has received the endorsement of City Councilman-At-Large Denny O’Brien, as well as PEG-PAC, the political action committee of the Pennsylvania Business Council.  White is the Republican nominee for the special election in Pennsylvania's 170th Legislative District, which will be held on Tuesday, March 24th.

“I served in Harrisburg and represented the Northeast.  I understand what is needed to be a strong voice for the people you represent.  Martina White has the experience, professional skills, and commitment to be a successful leader for the Northeast,” said O’Brien, who represented portions of the current 170th  District before being elected to City Council in 2011.

O’Brien – who was the first ever minority party Speaker of the House in Pennsylvania – also commented on White’s bipartisan and common sense appeal stating, “Martina believes that doing what’s right for the people of the Northeast means focusing on issues and saying no to partisanship and political games.  That’s one of the reasons I’m endorsing her and one of the reasons she has been endorsed by our police, fire fighters, labor unions, and business groups.”

Along with O’Brien’s support, White also earned the endorsement of PEG-PAC, the political action committee of the Pennsylvania Business Council.  The Business Council is an organization dedicated to helping attract new employers to Pennsylvania by building a more job-friendly environment in the state.  They endorsed White because they believe in her pro-jobs and economic growth focus, as well as know that as a professional financial advisor she has real-world experience to bring to the job growth effort.

“I think earning the endorsement of a trusted leader like Denny O’Brien, along with labor unions and business groups, shows that I am committed to progress for the Northeast, not politics,” White said.  “I am humbled by the support I have received, and will continue to work hard to meet the people of the Northeast and earn their support as well.”

NOTE: PHOTO ATTACHED / SUGGESTED CAPTION:   Martina White, candidate for State Representative in the 170th House District, and City Councilman Denny O'Brien meet at the Northeast Airport to discuss its impact on job creation for the local community.

Paid for by Friends of Martina White

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

PoliticsPA: Fmr. Chief Justice Castille Endorses Martina White for State Rep

HD-170: Fmr. Chief Justice Castille Endorses White

Castille-WhiteFresh off the court, Ron Castille is dipping his toe back into political waters.
Castille, who served as Chief Justice of Pennsylvania’s Supreme Court from 2008 to 2014, has endorsed Martina White in the special election for the170th State House District.
Before serving on the Court, Castille was Philadelphia’s District Attorney from 1986 to 1991. In 1991 he ran for Mayor but came up short in the Republican primary.
Now, White is the first candidate to earn his endorsement since he stepped down from the bench.
“Martina White has the integrity, professional skills, and understanding of the Northeast that we need in the state legislature today,” Castille said. “She will bring passion, real-world financial skills, and commitment to Harrisburg.”
“When someone who has given so much to public service – as a war veteran, a District Attorney, and a Supreme Court Justice – chooses to support you, it is truly humbling,” White said in accepting Castille’s endorsement.  “Chief Justice Castille is well-known as a no-nonsense, non-partisan leader who always strives to do what is right. I will work hard to be the same way as State Representative by saying no to the partisan games and focusing on the issues that help Northeast families, seniors and children.”

NE Times Letter to the Editor in Support of Martina White

Can­did­ate is im­press­ive
On March 24 there is a spe­cial elec­tion to fill the state rep­res­ent­at­ive seat va­cated by now Con­gress­man Brendan Boyle.
Brendan and I both at­tend St. Chris­toph­er’s par­ish and I went to col­lege with his broth­er Kev­in. They are a hard-work­ing fam­ily and I re­spect that a great deal.
Re­cently, the wo­man who wants to fill his seat, Mar­tina White, came to our home. She was walk­ing through our neigh­bor­hood in­tro­du­cing her­self. She was un­daun­ted by the ice, snow and freez­ing tem­per­at­ures.
It says a lot about the work eth­ic of someone who is will­ing to come out in this weath­er to ask you face to face for your vote. If that’s the kind of ef­fort she will put for­ward in Har­ris­burg, I’m con­fid­ent we will have good rep­res­ent­a­tion.
Mar­tina, thank you for tak­ing the time to meet my wife and chil­dren and good luck.
Mat­thew York

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Tonight's Martina White Fundraiser Postponed

Due to the inclement weather and the fact that our location is situated on a snow emergency route, tonight's fundraiser for Martina White has been postponed.  Check back for rescheduling information.

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Here We Go Again: A Nutter Tax Increase

Philadelphia Republican Party

Contact:          Joe DeFelice, Executive Director
Phone:             215-756-4158 (mobile)

A Nutter Crushing Blow to the Taxpayers
In Expansion of Big Government

Philadelphia March 4, 2015 –Less than two hours ago we issued a press release decrying the Wolf Administration and City Council for their burdensome regulations and taxes to crush business and, lo and behold, here comes Michael Nutter with his hand up saying “Me too.” 

Today, the Mayor introduced his proposed budget with an almost 10% increase in property taxes[i].  This game of bait and switch between Wolf, City Council and Mayor Nutter lowers wage tax by .5% but increases State Income Tax by 20% and Philadelphia Property Tax by almost 10% thereby guaranteeing that more money will flow out of the pocketbooks and wallets of taxpayers in exchange for larger government, both at the State and Local level. 

Philadelphia has the one of the highest tax burdens of any large City in the Country and it appears that that they don’t want to lose that high ranking.  While many millennials are flocking to Cities in the hope celebrating an urban lifestyle, Philadelphia Democrats are trying their hardest to stop them at the front door by rolling up the welcome mat. 

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