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Press Release - Philadelphia Mayor John Street, Rep. Joe Sestak Endorse Clinton

July 02, 2007

Local Officials, Community Leaders Also Back Hillary

The Clinton Campaign today announced the endorsement of Philadelphia Mayor John F. Street, Congressman Joe Sestak and several leading local officials and community leaders.

"Senator Clinton is a progressive leader who has served the people of our country with dedication and passion for over 30 years," Mayor Street said. "She will be a strong advocate for our nation's cities, and I endorse her candidacy for president."

Elected in 1999, Mayor Street launched an ambitious effort called the Neighborhood Transformation Initiative to revitalize local communities by eliminating blight and decayed properties, developing affordable and market-rate housing, and cleaning and securing city streets. Mayor Street also focused on improving the lives of the city's children, forming the Philadelphia Children's Commission, developing after-school programming, supporting education reforms and creating programs to reduce truancy.

Prior to his election as mayor, Street served 20 years on the Philadelphia City Council and was chosen unanimously by its members to serve as president in 1992 and 1996. As Council President, Mayor Street was known for his expertise on a range of issues including city budgeting and fiscal matters, housing, education and crime. Working with then-Mayor Edward G. Rendell, Mayor Street helped craft and implement a financial plan that turned a $250 million deficit into the largest surplus in city history.

"I'm honored to have the support of Mayor Street and these local leaders," Clinton said. "With their help, we'll take our message of change across Pennsylvania."

Philadelphia-Area Leaders Endorsing Hillary Clinton Today:

  • Mayor John F. Street
  • Congressman Joe Sestak
  • City Controller Alan Butkovitz
  • State Senator Connie Williams
  • State Representative Jewel Williams
  • Lehigh County Executive Don Cunningham
  • City Councilwoman Jannie Blackwell
  • City Councilman Frank DiCicco
  • City Councilwoman Donna Reed Miller
  • Former Congressman Joe Hoeffel
  • Asia Coney, President, Resident Advisory Board
  • Carl Green, Executive Director, Philadelphia Housing Authority

Hillary Clinton, Press Release - Philadelphia Mayor John Street, Rep. Joe Sestak Endorse Clinton Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/292502

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