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State Rep. Michael O’Brien Will Not Run for re-election

For the first time in over a decade, state Rep. Michael O’Brien (D-Philadelphia) will not be on the ballot in November.

Ryan Briggs of City & StatePA reports that O’Brien filed paperwork to remove his name from the ballot for November’s election. He’s backing his Chief of Staff, Mary Isaacson, in the party’s forthcoming candidate selection process.

The heavily blue 175th District represents lower Northeast Philadelphia to South Philadelphia, including parts of the river wards. O’Brien has held this seat since 2006.

O’Brien is the Democratic Chair of the House Urban Affairs Committee and a member of the House Appropriations Committee.

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5 Responses

  1. This is a shame. The primary election was not a huge blowout for the incumbent (58-42). They should give the nomination Deborah Derricks who participated in a democratic process and not let O’Brien be a kingmaker. This is the reason the democratic machine is failing in Philadelphia. Living in this district, I will certainly not be voting for Isaacson. I will write in Derricks as a protest vote knowing it won’t make a difference. I am very disappointed.

  2. These state reps always resign after the primary. That way they can choose their successor. How else’s do you think a moron like Seth Grove got his job? Really sickening.

    1. Ah Seth Grove, the biggest cuck under capital down besides Prius driving Steve Miskin. He got his job because he is a fixture at Hoss’s down there in York County. Guy can eat like an Amish plow horse!

  3. Way to take the democratic process out of the democratic party…again. Super voters, now this.

    1. I wish the Republicans hadn’t gotten rid of superdelegates in 2016.

      The Electoral College doesn’t work as intended, but at least parties could take some responsibility for keeping the fringe nutters at bay.

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