Politics

 By Chesney Davis and Ashley Huber

Port Richmond: Rep. John Taylor, More than a Politician

Port Richmond: Rep. John Taylor, More than a Politician

John Taylor, 55, has been serving in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives since 1984, fighting for unions, voting for smoking bans and voting to raise minimum wage. He also serves as the chair of the Liquor Control Board and secretary of Veteran Affairs and Emergency Preparedness. But this year, the Port Richmond native gets a […]

 By Sean Rossman and Drew O'Meara

Walnut Hill: Rhashea Harmon Takes on Anthony Williams for State Senate

Walnut Hill: Rhashea Harmon Takes on Anthony Williams for State Senate

The state senate race in the 8th District pits a seasoned incumbent, State Sen. Anthony Williams, a Democrat, against Republican and professor, Rhashea Harmon. Williams is trying for a fourth term in the district that covers parts of Southwest Philadelphia and extends into Delaware County. Harmon is attempting to supplant the incumbent, whom she says […]

 By Brittany Miller and Kenneth Marone

Hunting Park: Park Plays Important Role in Local Campaigns

Hunting Park: Park Plays Important Role in Local Campaigns

The Hunting Park Master Plan is a drawn diagram resting in the second floor conference room of the Hunting Park Recreation Center. To the people of Hunting Park the illustration is more than a poster of green dots and brown squares. It’s a sign, a message of hope. It’s a vision into the future of […]

 By Sheila Kane and James Rose

South Philadelphia: A Rare Republican

South Philadelphia: A Rare Republican

Transitioning from a waiter in the Philadelphia restaurant scene to running for state representative of the 186th District, Keith Todd strives to spread the word that there is a Republican candidate in the upcoming election. After six years of Republican absence, Keith Todd is campaigning against Democratic State Rep. Kenyatta Johnson. “It was hard to […]

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