Endorsements for November 3, 2015 General Election

Your vote for all three Democratic Supreme Court candidates is vital for school funding, voter rights, redistricting, prison/sentencing reform, & other issues critical to the future of PA.

Supreme Court
#101 David Wecht
#102 Kevin Dougherty
#103 Christine Donohue

PA Superior Court
#104 Alice Dubrow

PA Commonwealth Court
#105 Michael Wojcik

Philadelphia Common Pleas Court
#106 Kenneth Powell
#107 Kai Scott
#109 Abbe Fletman
#112 Rainy Papademetriou
#115 Chris Mallios

Philadelphia Mayor
# 121 Jim Kenney

Philadelphia City Council At-Large
#126 Derek Green
#129 William Greenlee
#130 Helen Gym
#426 Kristen Combs
#826 Andrew Stober

7th District City Council
#131 Maria Quinones-Sanchez

Retention Election
ADA urges a “No” vote on Judge Dawn Segal.

Ballot Question #1
Shall The Philadelphia Home Rule Charter be amended to establish and define the functions of the Office of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Affairs, headed by a Director of LGBT Affairs?

Recommended vote: No. ADA strongly supports LGBTQ rights but believes this is a legislative/administrative action that does not belong in the City Charter.

Ballot Question #2
Shall the Philadelphia Home Rule Charter be amended to create a new Department of Planning and Development, headed by a Cabinet-level Director, to oversee the City's planning, zoning, development servicesand housing and community development functions; put the Historical Commission in the Charter and create a new Housing Advisory Board; and attach the City Planning Commission, Historical Commission, Art Commission, Zoning Board of Adjustment and the Housing Advisory Board to the new Department?

Recommended vote: Yes.

City Bond Question
Should the City of Philadelphia borrow ONE HUNDRED FIFTY-FIVE MILLION NINE HUNDRED SIXTY-FIVE THOUSAND DOLLARS ($155,965,000.00) to be spent for and toward capital purposes as follows: Transit; Streets and Sanitation; Municipal Buildings; Parks, Recreation and Museums; and Economic and Community Development?

Recommended vote: Yes.