Local businessman makes second attempt at district 37 senate seat

Local businessman makes second attempt at district 37 senate seat

On a brisk November night in 2012, D. Raja conceded defeat for the District 37 state Senate seat to Democrat Matt Smith. The vote was close and the season marked by a tense primary and even more contentious general election. In the end Raja walked away with 47 percent of the vote compared to Smith’s 53 percent. The loss was disappointing, but it wasn’t the end of Raja’s political career in the county.

Seven years, a radio show, multiple boards, and an ascension as the chairman of the Allegheny County Republican Committee later - when same seat became vacant with Guy Reschenthaler leaving for congress, Raja decided the time was right to run again.

Monday, March 25, 2019/Author: Atiya Irvin-Mitchell
Categories: Pittsburgh
Did You Get The Memo? Sexual assault, special elections and committee chair selection legislation

Did You Get The Memo? Sexual assault, special elections and committee chair selection legislation

With so much legislation filed in the Pennsylvania General Assembly, some naturally garner more attention than others. From resolutions designating the state pet of Pennsylvania to bills that have significant financial implications, a lot can be unearthed from sifting through the legislature’s co-sponsorship memos.
 
In the past week, there has been an array of proposals that would affect everything from sexual assault protocols in schools and the General Assembly to how special elections in the state are funded, which is why we’re going to take a look at some of the most interesting co-sponsorship memos filed in the General Assembly this week.
Friday, March 22, 2019/Author: Justin Sweitzer
Categories: News and Views
Movita Johnson-Harrell looks to make history with Assembly bid, as special election date looms

Movita Johnson-Harrell looks to make history with Assembly bid, as special election date looms

Movita Johnson-Harrell is no stranger to the 190th House District.

A mainstay of the area through her work with the Philadelphia District Attorney’s office as a supervisor of victim/witness services and restorative justice, Johnson-Harrell even ran a primary challenge to former Rep. Vanessa Lowery-Brown in 2016.
Wednesday, February 27, 2019/Author: Andrew Bahl
Categories: News and Views
Philly Dems select new candidate for 190th special election

Philly Dems select new candidate for 190th special election

Democrats selected Movita Johnson-Harrell Sunday as their candidate for the 190th House district special election in March, according to sources familiar with the process.

 

The party leaders had to choose a new candidate after Darryl Thomas withdrew his name from nomination early Saturday morning. He was the second person linked to consideration torpedoed over residency concerns.

Monday, January 28, 2019/Author: Anonym
Categories: Philadelphia
Stack schedules Reschenthaler replacement election for April 2

Stack schedules Reschenthaler replacement election for April 2

With former Sen. Guy Reschenthaler (R-Allegheny) off to Congress, the Pennsylvania Senate is still one short of 50.

His replacement will be chosen by suburban Pittsburgh voters on April 2, per a tweet from outgoing Lt. Gov. Mike Stack.

Friday, January 4, 2019/Author: Stephen Caruso
Categories: News and Views
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