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December 7, 1989 | By David Johnston and Mike Schurman, Special to The Inquirer
Mayor J. Edward Kline resigned last night, one month after residents of this island town north of Atlantic City voted to change the form of city government in what Kline acknowledged was a referendum on his leadership. Kline - a contractor who also last month lost a bid for a third Assembly term - did not appear at the City Commission meeting at which his resignation was announced. Thomas R. Burns, a recently retired state police lieutenant, was sworn in to complete Kline's term as a commissioner.
NEWS
May 22, 2013
Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday.   To report problems: Philadelphia 215-686-3462 or phillyelection.com. Bucks 215-348-6154 or buckscounty.org. Chester 610-344-6410 or chesco.org. Delaware 610-891-4673 or co.delaware.pa.us/depts/election.html. Montgomery 610-278-3275 or montcopa.org.
NEWS
November 3, 1986
This has not been a particularly elevating or inspiring election campaign. This may be why voters have responded so far with uncommon apathy. However, there has seldom been an election in which the choices have been as good. In some races, at least, even if your candidate loses, you can rest assured the winner will also do a pretty good job. Take the two statewide races. Either Lt. Gov. William W. Scranton, the Republican candidate, or former Auditor General Robert P. Casey, the Democrat, should make a good governor.
NEWS
April 10, 1987 | By Ron Gower, Special to The Inquirer
Claude Andrews said he just plain forgot. Kay Fritzinger said she's stepping aside to make room for her son. Charles Wehr said he's too busy. And so, finally, we have the answer to the political question: What if they held an election and nobody ran? It's about to happen in this tiny Carbon County community of 486 people, where the three aforementioned Borough Council members aren't running for re- election to the seven-member panel next month. There are no challengers, either.
NEWS
May 10, 1987 | Reuters
Zinzi Mandela (left), daughter of jailed black nationalist leader Nelson Mandela, joined an anti-apartheid demonstration by students at Witwatersrand University in Johannesburg on Monday, two days before the whites-only parliamentary election in South Africa. In the election, the ruling National Party was victorious, while major gains were made by the right-wing Conservative Party at the expense of the liberal Progressive Federal Party, which had campaigned for an end to apartheid.
NEWS
September 29, 1987 | By Fredric N. Tulsky, Inquirer Staff Writer
A local grand jury report on the May 1985 MOVE confrontation likely will not be public until after the November election, officials in the District Attorney's Office said yesterday. Terry Williamson, a spokesman for District Attorney Ronald D. Castille, said the grand jury probably would take additional testimony on certain aspects of the incident, in which 11 people were killed and 61 houses were destroyed by fire. Williamson said there was a "good possibility" that the report would not be complete and made public until after the election.
NEWS
May 5, 2008
PEOPLE ARE so excited about this election with a woman and a black man. You know what I would like to see in my lifetime - when the candidate from each other party goes up against each other, the person who wins is president and the loser is vice president. Now that's something to get excited about. Both parties would have to work together then. The political science students and the think tanks need to work on that. Food for thought. Linda J. Turner, Philadelphia
NEWS
October 18, 2010 | By Charles Krauthammer
When the election is over, prizes and trophies and hosannas will be issued left and right. But why wait? As a public service, I present an infallibly prescient scorecard of the best and worst of 2010. Most politically suicidal candidate: Carl Paladino is running in a deep-blue state (New York) with sky-high taxes, yawning deficits, and rampant corruption. The last elected Democratic governor resigned in disgrace, and his successor is so tainted that he dare not run. So, what does Kamikaze Carl do?
NEWS
November 3, 2008
FOR PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA, our endorsement for president, has made this election about the biggest thing of all: America's future. STATE HOUSE RACES In the 140th District: The Northeast seat being vacated by George Kenney. Vote: BRENDAN BOYLE In the 172nd District: For the seat long held by John Perzel. Vote: RICH COSTELLO BALLOT QUESTIONS On whether to establish a city Department of Parks and Recreation. Vote: YES On whether city residents whose civil-service test scores are identical to those of out-of-town test-takers should get priority for jobs.
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BUSINESS
August 23, 2015 | By Jane M. Von Bergen, Inquirer Staff Writer
On Thursday, Bill Cruice had his first "quickie" and it was good. Now for definitions: Cruice is executive director of the Pennsylvania Association of Staff Nurses and Allied Processionals (PASNAP), the union that, as of Thursday, represents 100 nurses at Eagleville Hospital in Montgomery County. "Quickie" was the pejorative name given by opponents to sped-up union election procedures enacted by the National Labor Relations Board on April 14. As for good, "it's a good feeling that the workers are going to have a better chance" at having a union, said Cruice, who has led 35 organizing campaigns.
NEWS
August 19, 2015 | BY MENSAH M. DEAN, Daily News Staff Writer deanm@phillynews.com, 215-854-4172
LESS THAN 7 PERCENT of the 48,069 registered voters actually bothered to cast ballots in last week's special election to fill the vacant 195th Legislative District state House seat, according to unofficial results the Daily News received yesterday. City Commissioners Chairman Anthony Clark can relate. The Brewerytown resident who lives in the North Philadelphia district was among those who didn't exercise their right to vote, the People Paper has learned. That's ironic given that Clark's duties also require him to serve on the Board of Elections, which oversees city elections.
NEWS
August 13, 2015 | By Chris Brennan, Inquirer Staff Writer
Philadelphia Democrats went three-for-three Tuesday in seeking state House seats up for grabs in a special election. Winning those seats were former City Councilman Ed Neilson; Donna Bullock, a former special assistant to City Council President Darrell L. Clarke; and Joanna McClinton, who was chief counsel to State Sen. Anthony H. Williams. All three seats had been held by Democrats. Two were vacant because of resignations tied to guilty pleas for corruption charges. One was vacant because the officeholder won a seat in the state Senate.
NEWS
August 12, 2015
PHILADELPHIA-AREA voters in three legislative districts will head to the polls to pick a new state representative in today's special elections. Here's a look at who's running for each district seat: 195th Legislative District The district is located in North Philly, where Sharswood neighborhood residents are upset over the Philadelphia Housing Authority's plan to replace its Norman Blumberg Apartments and seize more than 1,300 nearby properties...
NEWS
August 12, 2015 | By Matt Gelb, Inquirer Staff Writer
After a low-level campaign this summer, special elections will be held Tuesday to fill three state House seats, each of which will be on the ballot again in 2016. The August elections will choose state representatives for the 191st District, in parts of West and Southwest Philadelphia and a bit of Darby and Yeadon Boroughs; the 174th District in Northeast Philadelphia; and the 195th District, mainly in North Philadelphia. Eight candidates are vying for the seats. The winners will inherit the final 14 months of two-year terms.
NEWS
August 10, 2015 | By Chris Brennan, Inquirer Staff Writer
For a reminder of the sting that opened up two of three state House seats being filled in Tuesday's special elections, one need only look at the race being run by a Democrat in one of those districts. She has been campaigning with one of the stung. Joanna McClinton, one of eight candidates seeking three state House seats in Philadelphia on Tuesday, has been frequently introduced and endorsed on the campaign trail by former State Rep. Ronald Waters. Waters is the nine-term legislator who resigned his 191st District seat June 1 after pleading guilty to conflict-of-interest charges and being sentenced to 23 months' probation.
NEWS
August 6, 2015 | By Caitlin McCabe, Inquirer Staff Writer
Democrat Leanne Krueger-Braneky was elected Tuesday to fill a vacant Delaware County state House seat, defeating two other candidates, according to unofficial returns. The election was scheduled after Republican Joe Hackett abruptly resigned in the spring. Republicans had passed over Lisa Esler as a candidate for the 161st District, but she decided to run as a write-in candidate. Paul A. Mullen was the endorsed Republican. Krueger-Braneky received 48 percent of the vote to Mullen's 42 percent and Esler's 10 percent, according to returns posted on Delaware County's website.
BUSINESS
August 5, 2015 | By Chris Mondics, Inquirer Staff Writer
Pennsylvania bar regulator Paul Burgoyne has been elected president of the National Organization of Bar Counsel. Burgoyne serves as deputy chief disciplinary counsel of the state Supreme Court's lawyer disciplinary board. The board makes recommendations to the Supreme Court on attorney disciplinary matters, including on whether lawyers should be suspended or disbarred. The National Organization of Bar Counsel is a professional group that represents lawyers from agencies that regulate lawyers in the United States, Canada, Australia, and the United Kingdom.
NEWS
July 13, 2015 | By Thomas Fitzgerald, Inquirer Politics Writer
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker presents himself as a kind of Midwestern Everyman. He buys cheap shirts and sweaters at Kohl's. He drinks Miller beer. He drives a Harley-Davidson Road King. And he packs a punch. Walker, set Monday to become the 15th declared Republican presidential candidate, has enacted an aggressive conservative agenda in a blue state in a manner that belies his homespun homilies and baby face. Those two factors have helped propel Walker, 47, into the first tier of the 2016 GOP field.
NEWS
July 9, 2015 | David Gambacorta, Daily News Staff Writer
IN THE DAYS after Jim Kenney's landslide primary election victory, people tripped over themselves trying to figure out what to call him. Mayor-elect Kenney? Soon-to-be-Mayor Kenney? More-than-likely-Mayor Kenney? The word "mayor" had to be in there somewhere, of course, because the former City Councilman beat five other candidates on May 19 to become the Democratic mayoral nominee. And in the bizarro world that is Philadelphia politics, the guy who's held that title has won the mayor's office in every election over the past 60-plus years.
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