According to my inbox, tomorrow morning Stephanie Singer will formally launch her campaign for city commissioner. This is not the Philadelphia city council but the Philadelphia city commission, a three person board that oversees elections. Singer has a PhD in math and, according to Philadelphia Weekly (Aaron Kase, "Candidates for city commission speak up," 1/05/2011):
Also ready to campaign is Stephanie Singer, Democratic 8th ward leader. Singer, 46, is a data strategist for Athenian Properties, a real-estate services company based in Center City. Fed up with the Commission’s refusal to post any useful information online, Singer created her own website to display election results, campaignscientific.com. She also sued the Commission to get results up in a more timely manner.
Read more at http://www.votesinger2011.com/