Pa. Senate to vote on Green, Jimenez for SRC

Posted: February 05, 2014

THE STATE Senate will vote today on the nominations of City Councilman Bill Green IV and nonprofit executive Farah Jimenez to the School Reform Commission, according to a spokesman for Majority Leader Dominic Pileggi.

The Senate is expected to confirm both nominations, which Gov. Corbett announced in Philadelphia three weeks ago.

If confirmed, Green, a Democrat, will replace former chairman Pedro Ramos.

Jimenez, a Republican, is president of the People's Emergency Center. She is up for the vacancy being created by SRC member Joe Dworetzky's departure.

The SRC is a state-established agency that oversees the School District of Philadelphia. Corbett, a Republican, controls three of the spots, and Mayor Nutter, a Democrat, controls two.

Nutter has applauded Jimenez's appointment and criticized Corbett's decision to pick Green, who will have to resign his at-large Council seat if confirmed.

Council President Darrell Clarke then will decide whether to fill the vacancy through a special election, which could be as early as the May 20 primary.

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