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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.
SPORTS
July 1, 2015 | BY JEFF NEIBURG, Daily News Staff Writer neiburj@phillynews.com
IT WAS late March when Chris Pronger knew there was a chance he'd be honored yesterday. The Hockey Hall of Fame's general voting members ratified new bylaws and clarified bylaw No. 26 - which states an inductee must not play professionally for three years before becoming eligible - to allow players still under contract, but not playing because of injury, to be inducted. Pronger last played in November 2011 because of postconcussion syndrome and hasn't officially retired because his contract as a player runs through 2017.
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