Philadelphia, PA – Millenials in Action today endorsed Rebecca Rhynhart for City Controller. Millenials in Action is a local organization dedicated to increasing voter turnout among millennials – individuals ages 18-35 –, fostering a culture of civic engagement and community service, and influencing local elections through political fundraising and grassroots organizing.
Abu Edwards, Chairman of Millennials in Action, said, “We are proud to endorse Rebecca Rhynhart for Philadelphia's City Controller. The Controller is the fiscal watchdog of our local government and is responsible for making sure government dollars are spent appropriately as well as for auditing city agencies to make sure taxpayer dollars are not being mishandled. Rebecca's desire to modernize and streamline government will save millions of dollars that can be re-allocated towards the services we need. She is the person to help move Philadelphia forward, and for that reason we encourage all Philadelphians to get out to the polls on May 16th and select number 61 on the ballot to cast their votes for Rebecca Rhynhart."
Rebecca said, “One of the reasons I am running for City Controller is because I have a vision for the future of Philadelphia, and I want to make sure our city is moving forward and ready for the next generation of leaders. Millenials in Action embraces the importance of the millennial vote, understanding that the demographic is key to the future of our city. I appreciate all the organization does to excite millennials about the democratic process and remind them of their ability to affect change by voting, and I am extremely grateful for their endorsement.”
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 deserve more from their City Controller.
The Philadelphia primary will take place on May 16th, 2017.