Reader Poll: Who Should the Democratic Party Nominate in the 177th State House District?

State Representative John Taylor (R-Philadelphia) announced this week that he will not be running for re-election next year, creating an open seat in one of two Republican held districts in Philadelphia.  

City & State reports that the district is viewed as a pick up opportunity for Democrats, causing many candidates to float their names for the race.  City & State mentions Joe Hohenstein, Patrick Wayland, Justin Salmasi, Sean McMonagle, Danny Savage, Harry L. Enggasser as possible candidates.  

So we want to know, who should the Democratic party nominate in the 177th State House District?


Who should the Democratic party nominate in the 177th State House District?

  • Danny Savage (36%)
  • Sean McMonagle (30%)
  • Joe Hohenstein (13%)
  • Someone else (10%)
  • Patrick Wayland (8%)
  • Harry L. Enggasser (2%)
  • Justin Salmasi (1%)

Total Voters: 981

Loading ... Loading ...

14 Responses

  1. I’m reading all these responses to the poll. I think the best cannidate for any office is a proven hard worker. I know some of the cannidates. The one who does the job and will do the job is Sean Mcmonagle. He has serviced the first discrict well for the last 18 years. When you need something done who do you call? Sean! He has integredy, he’s honest and a hard worker. He’s the man I call and you should to.Vote for Sean Mcmonagle! He’s the man!

  2. Sean McMonagle is the only person with the experience and knowledge to make a difference for the folks living in this district. He has been providing constituent services his whole career. He works hard. He doesn’t run for any vacancy that he can like a couple of these guys. He is honest and progressive.

  3. I want to thank you for including me in this poll.
    I would also like to say, for the record, that my name is Sean Patrick Wayland.

    1. So, they don’t even know your name. You must be qualified. I googled you and the results were disconcerting.

  4. Doesn’t it have to be a ward leader with no ability to be a state Legislature? Danny Savage would be perfect, he’s never done anything for anyone, and he’s already used to losing elections.

  5. I think we should all vote in this poll, since none of us know ANYTHING about any of these folks, beyond Ryan Briggs’s summary.
    Oh, wait, that has never stopped me from pontificating before….

    1. Are you kidding me? He is an SEIU puppet. The next representative will likely be a democratic is an overwhelmingly republican house. Hohenstein merely spouts off the liberal agenda which has no bearing on the office he is running for and completely lacks any potential for getting things done in a representative body composed of conservatives who will view him as an alien. Please god, anyone but Hohenstien!

  6. Zakrey Bissell gets my vote. He got in touch with his feminine side when someone told him they moved it.

  7. Let’s watch the self-important nut-jobs at HDCC mess this up somehow with their complete incompetency.

  8. I think for a female candidates should be the Democratic and Republican Nominees is to replace John Taylor.

Comments are closed.

  • When Should The Special Elections For The PA House Be Held?

    • May 16, 2023 (Primary Day) (51%)
    • March, 2023 (47%)
    • April, 2023 (2%)

    Total Voters: 173

    Loading ... Loading ...
Continue to Browser


To install tap and choose
Add to Home Screen