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Democratic committee members from Philadelphia’s Ninth Ward unanimously endorsed Joe Hoeffel for governor of Pennsylvania at their meeting this week.
The Ninth Ward, which includes the Chestnut Hill section of the city and most of Mount Airy, is a key ward in Philadelphia and is known for its high turnout on election day.
Ninth Ward Leader John O’Connell said his committee people are extremely responsive to their voters, and pride themselves on studying the candidates and endorsing those who exhibit the best record and are most closely aligned with their political philosophies.
"Our voters expect us to pick the candidate with the best track record and accomplishments, rather than simply picking the perceived favorite,” O’Connell said. “We’ve seen Joe fight for working people and progressive values as a congressman, county commissioner, and state representative. We know he’s the best choice for governor."
Hoeffel is currently a Montgomery County commissioner and served three terms in Congress in addition to serving in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives.