Reader Poll: Who should Democrats support for PA-13?

PA13 Dems

Registered Dems in PA-13

The race to replace Allyson Schwartz is on. Who should Democrats support now that the Congresswoman is running for Governor?

PA-13 is a dafe Democratic district, and there has been a surplus of interest in the open seat.

Primary voters have several candidates to choose from. Who should they pick?

Who should Democrats support in PA-13?


  • Dr. Valerie Arkoosh (29%)
  • State Sen. Daylin Leach (28%)
  • State Rep. Brendan Boyle (10%)
  • Montco Commissioner Leslie Richards (8%)
  • Former U.S. Rep. Marjorie Margolies-Mezvinsky (7%)
  • Montco Commissioner Josh Shapiro (4%)
  • Former Philly Controller Jonathan Saidel (4%)
  • Someone else (2%)
  • Montco Prothonotary Mark Levy (2%)
  • State Rep. Mark Cohen (1%)
  • State Sen. Mike Stack (1%)
  • State Sen. LeAnna Washington (1%)
  • Philly Councilman Bill Green (1%)
  • State Rep. Ed Neilson (1%)

Total Voters: 1,380

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April 12th, 2013 | Posted in Congress, Features, Front Page Stories, Poll, Top Stories | 61 Comments

61 thoughts on “Reader Poll: Who should Democrats support for PA-13?”

  1. In my opinion, I think the record should show what a person is about as well. So here, some educational information. This is the state government youtube channel of Rep. Boyle’s speaking during session. Every legislator has one. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xurzNmRRDlU&playnext=1&list=PLF21A4B9A2A57B16F&feature=results_main

  2. Beth Arky says:

    Clarification: Val is running for a seat in the House of Representatives. I should have said that yesterday’s Senate vote shows the dire need to make changes in Congress.

  3. Beth Arky says:

    I have known Val since our days at Northwestern University. We knew she was destined for something big and it’s been wonderful watching her become the strong, intelligent leader she is today. During her recent tenure as president of the National Physicians Alliance, where she continues to serve on the board of directors, she has worked tirelessly for national health care reform. Pennsylvania, and the country, are in dire need of smart, caring, passionate leaders like Val, whose “day job” is as a professor of Clinical Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. If Americans needed a wake-up call that we must clear house in the Senate, they got one with yesterday’s shameful vote against gun control. Please vote for Val!

  4. Ronnie Falcao says:

    As a midwife, I particularly appreciate Senator Leach’s support of women’s health care.

  5. Karen Staib Duffy says:

    Go Val!!!

  6. Ash Ewida says:

    I know of Val since 2002 while working together in Drexel-Hahnemann university hospital. She is a leader, critical thinker, sincere, honost, and elegantly humble. Surely she would make a difference.
    Ash Ewida, M.D.

  7. John McClain says:

    State Sen. Daylin Leach has proven to be a very responsive representative and would be a great voice in congress.

  8. Patricia says:

    Daylin of course!

  9. Sue Golden says:

    Val is honet, smart and engaged. PA-13 could not find a better representative.

  10. Sue Golden says:

    Val is honest, smart and engaged. PA-13 could not find a better representative.

  11. Daylin’s bright, talented and totally
    committed to public service.

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