Saturday, March 12, 2011

Assorted Philadelphia Updates

Here are a few assorted Philadelphia city council updates:

Howard Treatman, a Philadelphia native who has lived and raised a family in Germantown for the past 17 years, has declared his candidacy for the 8th city council district. He is the immediate past president of Germantown Jewish Centre and serves on the board and the real estate committee of Mt. Airy USA. Treatman's campaign turned in more than 2,000 petition signatures. campaign website:

Also in the 8th city council district, candidate Cindy Bass and her campaign worked to get over 5,000 petition signatures, more than six times the number needed. Bass is currently a Senior Policy Advisor on Urban and Domestic policy to Congressman Chaka Fattah. Bass also served as special assistant to State Senator Allyson Schwartz. She is a graduate of Temple University and Philadelphia Public Schoolscampaign website:

In the first city council district, candidate Joe Grace also filed thousands of petition signatures. Grace was the executive director of CeaseFirePA, the state's largest gun violence prevention organization. Prior to that he worked in government in a variety of ways, from being communications director for the City of Philadelphia to being an assistant district attorney. campaign website: