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PHL-15: Northeast Philly Officials and Leaders Endorse Kenney

PPCWEED01C-600On Sunday, Democrat Jim Kenney secured an endorsement from a coalition of elected officials and community leaders in Northeast Philadelphia.

At a joint press conference, State Representative Kevin Boyle, State Senator Tina Tartaglione, State Representative Mike Driscoll and Councilman Bobby Henon pledged their support to Kenney along with the leaders of wards 18, 23, 31, 41, 57, 62, 63, 64, 65 and 66A.

“Jim Kenney has the record and the tenacity to be mayor of Philadelphia,” said State Rep. Kevin Boyle. “Time and time again he fought in Council to make sure our police, firefighters and schools have the funding they need. We need him on the second floor to protect our kids and keep our streets safe.”

“Jim Kenney will be a great mayor because he has never forgotten where he was from,” said State Rep. Mike Driscoll. “The son of a firefighter in a rowhouse neighborhood, Jim worked with me on numerous occasions to honor Irish-American history in Philadelphia. He’s always believed that by educating people about their own history, we can increase respect and cooperation among everyone. Those are the values we need in City Hall.”

The group praised Kenney for his long-time support of Philadelphia’s first responders and his plan to fund quality district public schools.

“As Jim’s colleague in City Council, I saw firsthand how hard he is willing to work for the people of Philadelphia,” said Councilman Bobby Henon. “He fought every day to make sure our working families can stay in the middle class and send their kids to good neighborhood schools. I look forward to working with him as mayor to create a better Philadelphia.”

3 Responses

  1. Lynne Abraham (hopefully) will get very little support, in NE Philly, from anybody. Her failure to prosecute Willis W. Berry, Jr. (after he admitted, in 2009, to committing crimes is one reason, inter alia, to avoid Lynne Abraham (politically). When she collapsed on stage for all practical purposes so did her campaign.

  2. They made the announcement in Northeast Philly too bad for Kenney half of them will back Abraham. Stay Classy Philadelphia

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