Philadelphia, PA – The Philadelphia Chapter of the National Organization for Women (NOW) today endorsed Rebecca Rhynhart for City Controller in this year’s Primary Election.
Malcolm Kenyatta, President of NOW’s Education Fund, said, “Many people overlook the very important role of the City Controller….but NOW is very excited that such a well-qualified woman as Rebecca is running for the job. At a time when everyone is concerned with reforming our government and ensuring that money is being well spent and used in making Philadelphians' lives better, Rebecca is the obvious choice."
Rebecca said, “Running to be the first female Controller of Philadelphia, it is a great honor to receive the endorsement of NOW, an organization whose mission reflects the progressive values I represent. Now more than ever, it’s time to bring fresh energy into Philadelphia politics and the Democratic Party, and I believe I am the independent voice all Philadelphians deserve to lead us. I cannot thank NOW enough for their support and look forward to working with them into the future.”
Rebecca Rhynhart 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. In her first run for office, Rebecca is the candidate with the independence and qualifications to restore trust, seeking to ensure government works on behalf of all Philadelphians. She is challenging the incumbent controller, Alan Butkovitz, believing that Philadelphia deserves more, and she intends to be the independent voice the city needs.
The Philadelphia primary will be held on May 16, 2017.