Local attorney named as Dean's replacement for state house race

Local attorney named as Dean's replacement for state house race

Members of the state Democratic Committee have selected Ben Sanchez as their new candidate in the solidly blue 153rd Legislative District.

Sanchez, a local real estate attorney and CPA, was picked unanimously by the committee after previous office holder Rep. Madeleine Dean (D-Montgomery) dropped out of one of the two electoral races she was in.

Wednesday, August 1, 2018/Author: Stephen Caruso
Categories: News and Views
Outside Pittsburgh and in Philadelphia, two staffers jump onto ticket

Outside Pittsburgh and in Philadelphia, two staffers jump onto ticket

At a nominating convention Saturday, Allegheny County Republicans named Lori Mizgorski, a Shaler Township Commissioner, their new candidate for the 30th Legislative District. The seat is currently held by Rep. Hal English (R-Allegheny), who announced July 3 that he was not running for reelection. Mizgorski also works in English’s district office.

Mizgorski joins Mary Isaacson, chief of staff to Rep. Michael O'Brien (D-Philadelphia), as behind-the-scenes personnel who after post-primary retirements, are vying for their former bosses's jobs.

Monday, July 30, 2018/Author: Stephen Caruso
Categories: News and Views
Kenney announces Philadelphia to no longer allow ICE access to PARS

Kenney announces Philadelphia to no longer allow ICE access to PARS

Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney today announced the city will not continue its Preliminary Arraignment Reporting System (PARS) agreement with federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

The decision also drew criticisms from Republicans, including former state senator and gubernatorial candidate Scott Wagner.

Friday, July 27, 2018/Author: Mike Howells
Categories: Philadelphia
O'Brien pulls out of reelection campaign

O'Brien pulls out of reelection campaign

First elected in 2006, Rep. Michael O’Brien (D-Philadelphia) will not run for reelection this year.

As of Thursday afternoon, the Department of State lists him as “withdrawn” on its website. The development was first reported by City and State PA.

Wednesday, July 18, 2018/Author: Stephen Caruso
Wagner launches offensive against Gov. Wolf on education

Wagner launches offensive against Gov. Wolf on education

Gubernatorial candidate Scott Wagner accused Governor Tom Wolf of cutting funding to public schools in a press conference Thursday morning.

Friday, July 13, 2018/Author: Atiya Irvin-Mitchell
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