Philadelphia, PA – EMILY’s List, the country’s largest resource for women in politics, today endorsed Rebecca Rhynhart for Controller of the City of Philadelphia. EMILY’s List was founded on the belief that that the most courageous decision a person can make in a democracy is to run for office, and the organization actively works to increase the number of women involved in every level of government.
“Rebecca's experiences as chief administrative officer, city treasurer, and budget director make her beyond qualified to be controller of Philadelphia. She has shown unwavering commitment to making city government work for all residents and businesses," said Geri Prado, senior director of state and local campaigns at EMILY's List. "EMILY's List is confident that she will be a positive force in Philadelphia, not just for women, but for all community members throughout the city.”
“I am very grateful to receive the endorsement of EMILY’s List, an organization that embodies the same spirit and drive I believe are needed in city government,” said Rebecca Rhynhart, Democratic nominee for City Controller. “We need more women in public office, and EMILY’S List has been a key supporter of female candidates across the country – I am thrilled to be one of them.”
Rebecca Rhynhart surprised the Philadelphia political establishment in May 2016 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.