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.
The full story can be found here: https://www.cityandstatepa.com/content/philly-state-rep-michael-o%E2%80%99brien-will-not-seek-reelection.