Ben Waxman makes it official -- he's running for the 182nd state house district, in Philadelphia. This is the district currently held by Brian Sims, who is running for Congress, challenging incumbent Chaka Fattah in the 2nd congressional district. Waxman's campaign website is www.votewaxman.com
Here is part of Waxman's announcement email:
I'm writing to share some big news: I'm running for the Pennsylvania House of Representatives!
Harrisburg is a mess. Lawmakers can't even manage to pass a real state budget, including desperately needed funds for Philadelphia's public schools. Philadelphia needs a champion and it's time for new leadership that can move Pennsylvania forward.
I have over 15 years of experience as a community organizer, labor activist, award-winning journalist, and senior legislative staffer. I bring a unique combination of progressive values and practical experience that is desperately needed in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives.