Laborers' District Council of Philadelphia Endorses Rebecca Rhynhart for City Controller

Says She is Exactly the Kind of Leader Philadelphians Need


Philadelphia, PA – The Laborers’ District Council of the Metropolitan Area of Philadelphia and Vicinity today announced its endorsement of Rebecca Rhynhart for Controller of the City of Philadelphia. This endorsement follows those of Governor Ed Rendell yesterday and the National Organization for Women last week.


Samuel Staten, Jr., Business Manager of the Laborers’ International Union of North America, Local 332, said, “Our members must feel assured that their taxpayer dollars are being used to support our communities and the hard-working men and women who keep our city running every day. For the last twelve years, that has not been the case and, time and again, the oversight over important government functions has fallen short, thanks to the establishment’s focus on helping their friends and patrons rather than on helping the city move forward. Rebecca Rhynhart is different. She understands the importance of a government that supports the working class and she wants to work on their behalf. She is committed to working together to root out waste and dysfunction, which is exactly the kind of leader we need. We are proud to endorse her for Controller of the City of Philadelphia.”


Ryan N. Boyer, Business Manager of the Laborers’ District Council, said, "The men and women of Laborers’ District Council work every day to rebuild Philadelphia's infrastructure. Our members deserve a City Controller who will work with our leaders to save money and root out corruption to uncover funds that can be used to invest in new projects to improve and upgrade our roads, bridges and tunnels. Rebecca Rhynhart will be the Controller we need to move this city forward, and we are proud to support her candidacy in the May 16th primary."


Rebecca said, “I am thrilled to have the endorsement of the Laborers’ District Council, a vital organization that provides important services to our communities. I am running to ensure our workers -- and all Philadelphians -- feel that their government is working for them and that the city is moving in the right direction. I look forward to a strong partnership with this organization and thank them for their support.”


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 Philadelphians deserves more from their City Controller.


The Philadelphia primary will be held on May 16, 2017.



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