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HD-182: Sims Retains His Seat

brian-simsWith 99% of the vote counted, three term State Representative Brian Sims wins again in the 182nd, this time defeating three challengers.

Sims got 40% (5,754) of the vote, while Ben Waxman got 35% (5,011). The other two challengers Lou Lanni and Marni Snyder finished with 14% and 12% (1,970 and 1,761) respectively.

Sims had briefly made a run for Congressman Chaka Fattah’s seat in 2nd congressional district, although he eventually dropped out and endorsed State Rep. Dwight Evans.

Sims has been in the General Assembly since 2012. He will face no Republican challenge in the general.

The 182nd District includes parts of Wards 2 and 5, as well as all of Ward 8 in Philadelphia.

9 Responses

  1. Britt Foster is correct. Sims did not assume office until December 1, 2012. Please correct the article.

  2. I want to say congrats to you Brian Sims and I think is you will win the general election easily, and I will support you down the road from now.

  • Understanding that basic education funding should/will be first, what should be the next highest priority for the General Assembly?

    • Raising The Minimum Wage (25%)
    • Legalizing Adult-Use Marijuana (24%)
    • None of the above. Something Else. (20%)
    • Economic Development (14%)
    • Higher Education (8%)
    • Public Transportation (8%)
    • Workforce Opportunities and Innovation (2%)

    Total Voters: 51

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