175th District Committee People Call for a Fair and Open Nomination Process to Replace Rep. O’Brien

Jon Geeting
Jul 21, 2018 · 2 min read

Dear Ward Leaders Boyle, Johnson, Rzepski, and Alicea,

As elected Democratic committee people of the 175th Legislative District, we write to request that the Ward Leader vote to replace State Representative Michael O’Brien on the ballot for the 175th District (covering Wards 2, 5, 18, 25, 31), which is currently scheduled for next Monday, July 23, 2018, be delayed in the interest of a fair and transparent process, party credibility, and the need to know where representatives stand on issues. We request that there instead be an open call for nominations and a vote of the elected committee people at a joint public meeting of the ward committees on July 27, 2018 or July 30, 2018.

Chad Dixon, 2nd Ward Executive Committee
Amy Donnella, 2nd Ward Executive Committee
Joan Duckenfield, 2nd Ward Executive Committee
Will Gross, 2nd Ward Executive Committee
Colleen Puckett, 2nd Ward Executive Committee
Caroline Tiger, 2nd Ward Executive Committee
Claire Adler, 5th Ward Executive Committee
Adam Blyweiss, 5th Ward Executive Committee
Deb Gorth, 5th Ward Executive Committee
Lisa Hallowell, 5th Ward Executive Committee
Gaylord Holder, 5th Ward Executive Committee
Neil Makhija, 5th Ward Executive Committee
Andrea Missias, 5th Ward Executive Committee
Gary Okum, 5th Ward Executive Committee
Vanessa Snyder, 5th Ward Executive Committee
Urszula Miezio, 5th Ward Executive Committee
Jill Annitto, 18th Ward Executive Committee
Jill Betters, 18th Ward Executive Committee
Ruokai Chen, 18th Ward Executive Committee
Maura DiBerardinis, 18th Ward Executive Committee
Jon Geeting, 18th Ward Executive Committee
Frank Iannuzzi, 18th Ward Executive Committee
Jack Inacker, 18th Ward Executive Committee
Joey McAteer, 18th Ward Executive Committee
Lauren Rinaldi, 18th Ward Executive Committee
Venise Whitaker, 18th Ward Executive Committee
Stefan Zajic, 18th Ward Executive Committee
Kate Zmich, 18th Ward Executive Committee
Harold Mesa, 25th Ward Executive Committee
Jennifer Fernandez, 31st Ward Executive Committee
Harry Hansen, 31st Ward Executive Committee
Kimberly Jordan, 31st Ward Executive Committee

Jon Geeting

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Philadelphia-based urbanist, activist, and writer. This is a blog about Philadelphia, urbanism, Fishtown, and local politics.

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