Thursday, May 8, 2014

Matt Wolfe Endorsed by the Independent Voice


Matt Wolfe for City Council

A Special election is being held May 20 to fill the vacancy in City Council as Councilman at Large Bill Green was appointed to the School Reform Commission.  This will not be a primary election as with other candidates on this ballot, but a final election to fill the remainder of the term vacated by Mr. Green. 

Although the Democratic City Committee held a back room meeting and “appointed” Edward Neilsen as a favored candidate for the seat, with not one ward leader voicing an opinion otherwise, we endorse long serving community activist Matthew Wolfe of West Philadelphia for that position.  His Ballot Number is 201.

Sending a message to one of the most corrupt political machines in the United States, recently -  on our regularly scheduled radio program - we also endorsed Matt Wolfe of West Philadelphia to fill the vacant seat in City Council in the upcoming Special Election.

Mr. Wolfe is a long term activist resident of his community, a ward leader in the Republican Party and a continued supporter of election reform in this city.  He has sponsored and argued for many reform measures in Pennsylvania courts and submitted to the public position papers on multiple issues.   His history with city government issues stands for itself. 

On the other hand, the typical Democratic Machine ran a dog and pony show, eliminated any primary discussion whatsoever, and “did a favor” by essentially giving the seat to a State Representative who lost his in the redistricting process.  Are we to believe that no one in this huge Democratic Party, with an 88% voter registration advantage, wanted to throw their hat in the ring for a City Council seat?   Not one ward leader had a differing opinion on who might offer some more experienced perspective from a Council seat? 

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