North Philadelphia Republican Wards Endorsements
James Williams for City Council At-Large receives endorsements from North Philadelphia Republican Wards
Philadelphia- James Williams, Republican candidate for City Council At-Large, has received the endorsement from several North Philadelphia Republican Wards for the Republican Primary Election which will be held on May 19, 2015. The Republican Ward Committees from the following Wards have all endorsed James’ candidacy:
17th Ward- Ogontz
10th Ward- West Oak Lane
16th Ward- Allegheny
13th Ward- Nicetown
On Feb. 23rd, 2015, James received the endorsements of the 47th and 29th Wards, both located in North Philadelphia.
“We sincerely believe that James Williams will bring positive change to our government and will represent the people of Philadelphia honorably.” –Kevin Strickland, Republican Ward Leader of the 10th Ward
“His energy and vision will make an important contribution to our community.” –Bruce Marshall, Republican Ward Leader of the 13th Ward
“I believe that James has the right vision for Philadelphia. And he understands the needs of the constituents in North and Northwest Philly.” –Frances Harris, Republican Ward Leader of the 17th Ward
“His platform on Crime, Taxes, Job Growth, and Education Reform will make Philadelphia a better place to work and live.” – Daphne Goggins, Republican Ward Leader of the 16th Ward
As part of his campaign, James has been focusing on education reform, revitalizing the North Philadelphia manufacturing sector, and increasing the police presence in some of Philadelphia’s worst neighborhoods:
“Our police force has been reduced by over 500 officers in the last decade. I don’t see how a reduction in the size of our police force is an effective way to fight crime. We know the neighborhoods where the majority of our violent crimes take place; therefore, we just need to double down on funding enforcement in these neighborhoods.”- James Williams
For Immediate Release
February 23, 2015
Philadelphia, PA – The 29th and 47th Republican Wards held their 2015 Primary Municipal endorsements meeting on February 21st. Ward Leaders Adam Lang (29th) and Vandella Goodman (47th) invited all candidates to address the Committeepeople of their wards.
For Mayor, the wards voted to endorse Melissa Murray Bailey.
“She spoke to many issues that are important to residents of North Philadelphia, in particular jobs and schools,” said Vandella Goodman.
For City Council At-Large, the wards unified behind four candidates: Al Taubenberger,Terry Tracy, James Williams and Matthew Wolfe.
“We feel this is an excellent slate of candidates that will represent the City and our Wards very well,” said Adam Lang. “They talk about fighting for the policies we believe in and they show up in the neighborhood when asked.”
For Row Offices, the following endorsements were: Al Schmidt for City Commissioner,Ross Feinberg for Register of Wills and Christopher Sawyer for Sheriff.
“We’re looking forward to re-electing Al Schmidt for the great work he has done in the City Commissioner’s office with increased transparency, ethics and efficiency. Chris Sawyer has been a friend of mine for years and has done wonderful work already in exposing many of the corruption problems taking place under current Sheriff Jewel Williams. Ross Feinberg has some solid positions on how we can make the Register of Wills run more efficiently,” added Lang.
Courtesy of the 29th Ward
Philadelphia, PA- James Williams, Republican Ward Leader from the 50th Ward, launches his campaign website for his 2015 candidacy for Philadelphia City Council At-Large.
“The web is a great tool for reaching voters,” said James Williams. “This site was created to address the most important issues facing Philadelphia.”
According to Williams, “We hope voters find our site as a useful tool for learning and communication.” He adds, “As the site grows, we will be adding additional news and information about the campaign and addressing the issues that matter to voters the most.”
More information about Williams and his campaign can be found on his website: http://www.jameswilliamsforcitycouncil.com. This site includes biographical information about James, a calendar of upcoming events, and his position on many of the important issues affecting Philadelphia.
The first day to circulate and file nomination petitions is Feb 17, 2015.