Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Philly GOP Urges "NO" Votes on Ballot Questions


Philadelphia Republican Party
www.phillygop.com
Contact:          Joe DeFelice, Executive Director
Phone:             215-756-4158 (mobile)
Email:              josephjdefelice@phillygop.com

Philadelphia Republicans Urge “NO” Votes on Ballot Questions
Primary Election, Tuesday May 19, 2015 7AM-8PM

Philadelphia April 27, 2015 – Last Thursday evening the Philadelphia Republican City Committee (“RCC”) met and voted on a recommendation for the Ballot Questions for this May’s Primary.  After a rigorous debate, the Party voted and recommended a NO vote for each of the four ballot questions.

For the non-binding ballot question about disbanding the School Reform Commission (Ballot Question #1), we recommend a "NO" vote.  While the RCC believes there needs to be ample discussion about the configuration of the School District going forward, we continue to hold to our position that the City Charter is an important legal document for the structure of our City government and it should not be modified by City Council to record non-binding results of a poll.

For the ballot question proposing the creation of a "Commission for Women" (Ballot Question #2), we recommend a "NO" vote. "I'm actually insulted that they think they need to form a commission to know about issues for women," stated Center City Ward Leader Barbara Coxe.

For the ballot question requesting to expand the mandate of increased language services for government offices (Ballot Question #3), we recommend a "No" vote. "In Harrisburg, legislation like this typically comes along with a fiscal note that details the added cost of the program to the budget," added RCC Chairman and State Representative John Taylor. "They are asking us to approve a program that could be very expensive without providing voters with any information on the costs."

For the final ballot question relating to the creation of a Commission for funding universal pre-Kindergarten (Ballot Question #4), we recommend a "No" vote.  While we appreciate the value of pre-K education to a child’s development, we feel it is irresponsible to look into new services until we adequately fund our K-12 schools.  Additionally we believe we should not be adding new educational services until we fix our existing schools which are not delivering quality educations.

Therefore, the Philadelphia Republican City Committee urges a NO vote on all four ballot questions.







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

Monday, April 27, 2015

Services for Agnes "Chuckie" Tilley

TILLEY
AGNES J. 'CHUCKIE' (nee O'Brien), on April 23, 2015. Beloved wife of Louis J. Tilley; devoted mother of Louis W., Glenn (Maria), Linda Smith (Dave), Ruthanne Lambert-Lyons (Jimmy), Brien (Jennifer) and Maureen Lesher (Jack); loving grandmother of Matthew, Brett, David, Savannah, Emily, Bradley, Jordan, Sebastian, Austin, Jake, Branden and Meredith; dear sister of the late Lila Anne Mitz (Gerald); aunt of Leighanne and Geraldine. Relatives and friends are invited to her Viewing Wednesday Eve. 7 to 9 P.M. WACKERMAN FUNERAL HOME, 8060 Verree Rd., Phila. PA 19111. and to her Funeral Mass Thursday 10 A.M. Presentation B.V.M. Church, Old Soldiers Road and Woodland Ave., Cheltenham, PA 19012. Interment Holy Sepulchre Cem. In lieu of flowers donations to Sisters of Charity www.scny.org or 6301 Riverdale Ave. Bronx, NY 10471 in memory of Sister Serena Branson would be appreciated. 
Published on Philly.com on Apr. 26, 2015 - See more HERE

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Passing of Former 35th Ward Leader Agnes "Chuckie" Tilley

We regret to inform you of the passing of Agnes "Chuckie" Tilley. Longtime GOP Ward Leader of the 35th Ward and Member of Republican State Committee at Republican Party of Pennsylvania. Chuckie was a party stalwart and an absolutely great person. She will be missed my so many. Once we have details of services, we will post.

Monday, April 20, 2015

Republicans Pick Tim Dailey in 5th Senate Special Election

Philadelphia Republican Party
www.phillygop.com
Contact:          Joe DeFelice, Executive Director
Phone:             215-756-4158 (mobile)
Email:              josephjdefelice@phillygop.com

Republicans Pick Tim Dailey in 5th Senate Special Election
Father Judge High School Teacher Looks to Return the Seat to GOP Control after 15 Years and Bolster Statewide Seats to 31.

Philadelphia April 16, 2015 –Recently the Lt. Governor called for a Special Election to be held in the 5th Senatorial District on May 19, 2015 to coincide  with the Municipal Primary Election.   The local GOP has nominated longtime Father Judge High School teacher Tim Dailey to fill the seat.  “Tim understands what it is like to be a husband and parent and the struggles of putting children through Catholic School.  His commitment to education is unparalleled; serving as a High School English and History teacher for over 20 years. ”stated Philly GOP Chairman and State Representative John Taylor (177th).  He further stated, “We need more people like Tim to step up and run for elected office; he is the type of person that understands the issues in the Commonwealth and I look forward to having an ally from Philadelphia in the Majority Caucus in the PA State Senate.”


                Tim Dailey is a lifelong resident of the 5th Senatorial District.  He is a graduate of Maternity BVM, Archbishop Ryan (where he met his wife Helene Reinsel Dailey), and Holy Family University.   He has taught for over two decades in the Philadelphia Archdiocese including the last twenty years at Father Judge High School.  He and his wife are the parents of two daughters, Karen, 19, a 2014 graduate of St. Hubert’s and currently a Freshman, majoring in Pre-Law, at Philadelphia University and Erin, 15, a Freshman at St. Hubert’s.  “Tim believes that a strong commitment to community, education, and family are keystones to government and, when elected, the people of the 5th Senatorial District can count on to represent the Common Man in the Commonwealth.” stated Philly GOP Executive Director Joe DeFelice.   You can find Tim on Facebook and Twitter at VoteDailey2015.   If you would like to find out more about the candidate or want to get involved in his race, please contact the Philadelphia Republican Party at 215-561-0650.