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Philadelphia Elections

(A polling place at 10th and Oxford in North Philadelphia.  File photo by Cherri Gregg)

Judges Easily Elected in Philadelphia, Some Despite Poor Ratings

Four of the judicial candidates in Philadelphia won despite getting negative recommendations from the city’s Bar Association.

11/06/2013

(Campaign photos)

DA and Controller Only Races of Note on 2013 Election Day in Philadelphia

Both the DA’s race and the race for controller feature Democratic incumbents challenged by little-known and under-financed Republicans.

11/05/2013

(Stephanie Singer, chair of the Philadelphia City Commissioners, the agency that runs elections in the city.  Credit: Steve Tawa)

Philadelphia City Commissioners To End Double-Dipping By Poll Workers

“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.”

02/09/2012

Henon

Political Watchdog Looking Into Local Union Leader’s TV Commercials

The ad features Local 98 political director Henon in a Phillies jersey, urging people to hire union contractors. Nowhere in the ad does it mention that Henon is also running for City Council.

05/13/2011

(credit: KYW's Tony Hanson)

Mayor Nutter Calls For Election Ethics Reform

A day after the city’s Ethics Board announced fines against a top Philadelphia elections official — who was engaging in her own political activities — Mayor Nutter is weighing in with a call for reform.

12/08/2010