Philadelphia, PA – Auditor General Eugene DePasquale today endorsed Rebecca Rhynhart for Controller of the City of Philadelphia. This endorsement follows that of EMILY’s List and the Philadelphia Inquirerfor the General Election.
“I am thrilled to endorse Rebecca Rhynhart for Controller of the City of Philadelphia because she is beyond qualified for the position and I believe will help restore trust in government,” said Auditor General Eugene DePasquale. “I am a firm believer in the importance of transparency, efficiency and collaboration in government, pillars which have been central to Rebecca’s platform throughout her time on the campaign trial. I am confident she will fulfill these goals several times over as Philadelphia’s Controller, and I look forward to forging a stronger partnership between the auditing functions of the City and the Commonwealth as we work together to make government better for our citizens.”
“I am grateful to Auditor General DePasquale for his endorsement, particularly because his approach to government efficiency at the state level is one that I intend to echo in the city,” said Rebecca Rhynhart, Democratic nominee for Controller. “I believe that by being a better partner with the Auditor General's office, Philadelphians will see a positive change in how their government operates and will feel their taxpayer dollars are going towards a government that works. The Auditor General has sought to do this in his office, and I look forward to doing the same in mine while working together to find as many savings as possible in Philadelphia and Pennsylvania.”
Rebecca Rhynhart surprised the Philadelphia political establishment in May 2017 by winning the Democratic nomination for Controller of the City of Philadelphia with 58 percent of the vote. She is the most qualified candidate for City Controller in recent history. With 15 years of financial experience, she spent the last nine years working at the City of Philadelphia, first as City Treasurer and Budget Director and then as Mayor Kenney’s Chief Administrative Officer. She resigned from Mayor Kenney’s administration at the end of 2016 in order to run for Controller because she wants to have a greater impact on Philadelphians.
The General Election will take place on Tuesday, November 7th.