Articles in the Northwest Elections: 2011 Category
The landscape of the Marie Dendy Recreation Center at 10th and Oxford Streets in lower North Philadelphia is peppered with campaign signs. Representatives for candidates are on hand to pass out fliers, but a quick glance reveals there is more campaign literature than voters. Yet, seven hours after opening its doors, less than 70 voters have turned out…. Read More
The first time Greg Paulmier ran for City Council, his son drew a picture that showed Paulmier physically running. The youthful misunderstanding was actually surprisingly accurate.
“You’re running yourself to death, man,” one of Paulmier’s campaign workers said as Paulmier handed her a brown, paper bag…. Read More
About 75 people gathered at Second Baptist Church in Germantown on Sunday afternoon to attend a debate between candidates running for the Philadelphia City Council in the 8th district.
There were a total of seven seats designated for candidates at the platform, although only four showed up…. Read More
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Connecting with the community is a common trait shared by all local politicians, but not all have the experience needed to successfully represent their constituency. With more than 20 years of Philadelphia government experience, Democrat Verna Tyner said she has the tools necessary to represent the 8th District in City Council…. Read More
For the first time since 1996 there will be a new 8th District City Councilperson, which has given prospective candidates more motivation to win Philadelphia’s May 17 primary election.
After a losing effort in the 2007 8th District City Council election, Democrat Cindy Bass has continued to build on her campaign and is back for this year’s election…. Read More
Local politics are often met with apathy and skepticism. Voters tend to think of candidates acting on behalf of a personal agenda rather than for the benefit of the community.
The candidates of the 8th District City Council election are trying to change this assumption…. Read More
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Robin Tasco is one of the seven candidates running for the 8th District City Council seat. The Germantown resident describes herself as an honest, transparent, accessible and straightforward individual.
Before getting involved in politics, Tasco was the 59th Ward block captain and committee person within her community…. Read More
If Greg Paulmier wants to send one message to voters in the 8th District, it’s that he knows their problems. “I’ve lived here my whole life, I know what needs to be changed and what needs to be done,” he said…. Read More
Tulips showing bright colors, buds blooming on trees and warmer breezes blowing during the past few weeks signal the arrival of Spring. This long awaited arrival means three things for Philly residents: the weather will be getting warmer, children will be out of school soon and political candidates (incumbents and new comers ) are vying for posts in city government in the approaching May 17th primary election…. Read More
For the first time in three years, it didn’t rain during the Tea Party rally.
That encouraged many of the attendees at this morning’s Patriots’ Tea Party Rally in Center City. A moderate-sized crowd gathered in the courtyard of Dilworth Plaza, on the west side of City Hall to hear their fellow citizens speak about their distaste of the ever-growing scope of government and the disregard for the average voter they perceived that has been coming out of Washington, Harrisburg, and even Philadelphia in recent times…. Read More