Philadelphia City Commissioners
“By this I mean one person working for one day, and getting paid for two jobs,” city commissioner Stephanie Singer explains. “We’re stopping it.”
In a low-key event, the Philadelphia city commissioners have elected Stephanie Singer as their chairwoman, succeeding Marge Tartaglione, who ran the office for several decades.
Election night results showed David Oh leading Al Taubenberger by about 150 votes.
The official citywide count will begin on Friday, and continue over the weekend and through next Wednesday.
Among the hardest-fought races of the 2011 Democratic primary in Philadelphia have been the races for city commissioners — the elected officers who are responsible for running the elections.
Low turnout is expected in Tuesday’s primary election in Philadelphia, but both official and unofficial watchdogs will be out to make sure things go smoothly.
The woman who oversees Philadelphia elections — City Commissioner Marge Tartaglione — finds that her own re-election bid is now being challenged because of her participation in the DROP pension program.