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

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