Wednesday, January 23, 2008

House District 151 Update

Freshman Democrat Rick Taylor (a personal fave) has an opponent. In yet another example of the Montgomery County DA's office acting as a holding pen or farm team for potential Republican candidates, Assistant DA Todd Stephens has announced his intention to run for the 151st state house district against Taylor. (Source: "Stephens to go for state house seat," by Annie Tasker, Intelligencer, 1/23; hat tip Capitol Ideas)

No word yet on whether Stephens will continue working in the DA's office while campaigning.

The 151st district includes the borough of Ambler and parts of Horsham and Montgomery, Abington, Upper Dublin, and Lower Gwynedd Townships.

Ten points to the first person who can tell me the last Montco ADA who ran for office as a Democrat. I honestly have no idea and so am interested.


Anonymous said...

Touche. Can you tell me the last Republican to emerge from the Philadelphia DA's office to run for office somewhere? Even during the Castille years?

Michael Clarke ran against Marino in 1995 from the Public Defender's office. That's about as close as you'll get right now. He was embarrassed.

AboveAvgJane said...

You have a good point. However, at present, you have to resign your position in the Philadelphia DA's office to run. Something to do with the Hatch Act.

In Montco ADAs can continue to work there while campaigning.