Matt Wolfe Questions Councilman O'Brien's Contribution from Council President Darrell Clarks

Top Quote Democratic City Council President Darrell Clarke's PAC was the largest contributor to Republican City Councilman Denny O'Brien's campaign in 2015. End Quote
  • Philadelphia, PA-NJ (1888PressRelease) May 13, 2015 - The latest campaign finance reports have been released and Republican Councilman Denny O'Brien's biggest contributor in 2015 is Democratic City Council President Darrell Clarke, whose PAC, the Friends of Darrell L. Clarke, chipped in $5,000.00 to preserve O'Brien as a reliable vote for his agenda.

    Wolfe said that "Councilman O'Brien has stood shoulder to shoulder with Darrell Clarke and the Democrats on City Council, voting for the cigarette tax, voting to make the "temporary" sales tax permanent, voting for a bill that forces employers in Philadelphia to give paid leave to employees that is not in effect anywhere else in the state and killing the deal to sell PGW. All of these votes, and the entire Darrell Clarke/Denny O'Brien agenda, work to drive jobs out of Philadelphia. We did not become, by many measures, the poorest big city in America by accident. It was the result of deliberate decisions by City Council members like Darrell Clarke and Denny O'Brien to make Philadelphia less attractive for businesses, jobs and taxpayers."

    Wolfe went on to say "Republicans need to consider in the primary whether they want to nominate candidates with a common-sense agenda of cutting taxes and attracting jobs, or candidates whose main agenda is only one job: their own. Falling in line with Clarke and the Democrats is calculated to gain Democratic machine support for reelection in the fall. I have already said that I believe in term limits and will not run for a second term on City Council. Voters won't have to worry whether I am voting for what is best for Philadelphia or what is best for reelection. City Council should be public service, not a career choice." Wolfe pointed out that O'Brien is currently collecting a pension from the state along with his City Council salary, and is trying to make himself eligible for a city pension.

    Matt Wolfe is a Republican Ward Leader. He represented the people of Pennsylvania as a Deputy Attorney General. Ron Castille appointed him a Special Assistant District Attorney and he worked creating jobs as an executive with the Department of Labor and Industry with Governor Tom Ridge. He is also a candidate for City Council at Large in the Republican Primary.

    For Information, contact:
    Darin Bartholomew
    Darin.bartholomew ( @ ) outlook
    (570) 236-1123

    Matt Wolfe
    Matthew ( @ ) Wolfe dot org
    (215) 387-7300

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