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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
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.
NEWS
May 15, 1995
Just because both candidates for mayor are running unopposed in their party primaries, that doesn't mean tomorrow's election isn't important. Besides mayor, Philadelphians will be nominating their party's candidates for City Council, sheriff, city commissioners, register of wills, clerk of courts and Common Pleas, Municipal and Traffic Courts. All Pennsylvanians will be nominating candidates for Supreme, Superior and Commonwealth courts. Some of these jobs are arguably as vital as mayor - if lower-profile and perhaps less glamorous.
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NEWS
October 31, 2014 | By Jane M. Von Bergen, Inquirer Staff Writer
In a rare scenario, a union election Saturday for officers in the Electricians local led by John "Johnny Doc" Dougherty will be supervised by the U.S. Labor Department. The department's involvement stems from a complaint by two candidates for the executive board, Kenneth Rocks and Kevin O'Sullivan, who said they were unfairly denied the opportunity to run for two of five seats. The Labor Department agreed. "The investigation of the challenged election disclosed that the union improperly determined that two nominees for executive board were ineligible to run for office," the Labor Department said Aug. 28, adding that Local 98 of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers had voluntarily agreed to the supervision.
NEWS
October 31, 2014 | By Amy Worden and Thomas Fitzgerald, Inquirer Staff Writers
CLEARFIELD, Pa. - His audience was 75 people or so, many of them gray-haired men in camouflage caps who braced themselves against the wind in the parking lot of the Grice Classic Car and Trophy Game Museum, where stuffed grizzly bears stand like sentries guarding gleaming Chevys and Oldsmobiles. His job on the line, Gov. Corbett was stumping in the "T," politicos' slang for the center and north of the state that denotes reliably Republican territory, imploring supporters not only to vote but to buckle down and persuade others to do so. "Get them to the polls," he said.
NEWS
October 29, 2014 | By Chris Brennan
PHILADELPHIA City Council President Darrell Clarke should expect his phone to ring on Nov. 5 or soon thereafter. The caller: City Controller Alan Butkovitz . The topic: the 2015 Democratic primary election for mayor. The question: in or out? Butkovitz is gearing up for Nov. 5, the day after the general election and so the first day of the political cycle for the 2015 primary. Butkovitz mailed a letter to potential campaign donors two weeks ago, giving them some recent polling data and saying he'd be calling soon to talk about his interest in the race.
NEWS
October 25, 2014 | By Alfred Lubrano, Inquirer Staff Writer
If elected governor, Tom Wolf plans to end the asset test, a measure that ties federal food stamp benefits to people's bank accounts and car ownership. The Democrat would also work to reestablish General Assistance (GA), which used to pay $205 a month to people who were both poor and disabled. Both moves would reverse initiatives by Gov. Corbett, who saw the asset test as a way to cut down on fraud and waste, and GA as an unnecessary institution from the 1930s whose elimination has saved the state $150 million a year.
BUSINESS
October 24, 2014 | By Joseph N. DiStefano, Inquirer Staff Writer
In the weeks before Pennsylvania's gubernatorial election, incumbent Gov. Corbett is scattering millions in taxpayer dollars to big businesses through his Economic Growth Initiative, a downsized version of the Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program (RACP) that enriched developers under Gov. Ed Rendell . Corbett gave $3.5 million Tuesday to help the developer of a new U.S. headquarters for the French-owned building-materials maker Saint-Gobain S.A. renovate a long-vacant office center in East Whiteland Township.
NEWS
October 24, 2014 | By Jonathan Tamari, Inquirer Washington Bureau
WASHINGTON - Voters hoping to decide control of Congress might be watching the wrong elections. While the focus is on November's races, critical House contests in the Philadelphia region may have been most influenced by low-profile state elections in 2010. That's when Republicans stormed to control of state legislatures, just in time to redraw congressional maps and tilt key districts in their favor for a decade, in Pennsylvania and across the country. The long-term future of those districts, and of the House, may also depend on state-level races that will decide who makes the next maps, in 2020.
NEWS
October 24, 2014 | By Chris Hepp, Inquirer Staff Writer
State Sen. Mike Stack is weighing whether to hold on to his Northeast Philadelphia seat if he is elected lieutenant governor on Nov. 4. If he did, it would be only the third time someone has straddled both positions, and the first time by an elected lieutenant governor. Asked about the possibility Wednesday, Stack, a Democrat, declined to dismiss it, but said he was focused on being elected lieutenant governor. Stack, who represents the Fifth District, is running against Republican Lt. Gov. Jim Cawley.
NEWS
October 17, 2014 | BY JENNY DeHUFF, Daily News Staff Writer dehuffj@phillynews.com, 215-854-5218
FOR CITY Commission Chairman Anthony Clark, the city's top election official, voting is both professional and personal. Professionally, he chairs the board that ensures Philadelphia's elections run smoothly and honestly. Personally, he thinks it's none of your business why he hasn't voted in the last five elections. "You know, I made a choice and that's my private choice," he said yesterday, following the monthly commission meeting. Public records show that Clark hasn't voted since 2011.
NEWS
October 11, 2014 | By Thomas Fitzgerald and Robert Moran, Inquirer Staff Writers
Democrat Tom Wolf said Thursday he would push, if elected governor, to abolish the School Reform Commission and transfer state control of Philadelphia schools to a locally elected school board. Wolf took exception to the dramatic step the SRC took last week when it canceled its contract with the teachers' union and imposed terms requiring members to pay 10 percent to 13 percent of the cost of their health-care benefits; currently they pay nothing. "I'm against what [the SRC] did," Wolf said.
NEWS
October 10, 2014 | BY WILLIAM BENDER, Daily News Staff Writer benderw@phillynews.com, 215-854-5255
WELL, THIS is awkward. Anthony Clark, who heads the three-person panel in charge of Philadelphia elections and voter registration, apparently isn't really into, ya know . . . voting . The Committee of Seventy wants Clark to leave at the end of his term if he can't disprove a report in yesterday's Philadelphia City Paper that he missed the last five elections. "It's astonishing that the head of the board that oversees Philadelphia's elections doesn't vote," Ellen Kaplan, the watchdog group's interim president and CEO, said in a statement.
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