Philadelphia, PA – The International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees Local No. 8 today announced their endorsement of Rebecca Rhynhart for City Controller. This endorsement follows that of the Philadelphia Inquirer/Philadelphia Daily News,Governor Ed Rendell, the Black Clergy of Philadelphia & Vicinity, the Laborers’ District Council of Philadelphia,  NOW andMillennials in Action.


Michael Barnes, First International President of IATSE Local 8, said. “We are thrilled to endorse Rebecca Rhynhart for City Controller because she is committed to making this city a better place in which to work. Her experience makes her well-qualified for the controller position and her leadership will help increase opportunities for our members as well as for all working Philadelphians. She is what we need to make city government work the way it is supposed to. We encourage our members and all Philadelphians to vote for Rebecca on May 16th.”


Rebecca said, “I am thrilled to have the endorsement of IATSE Local 8. The work of their members is critical to attracting important, high profile events to Philadelphia, and, time and again, they make us proud. I am grateful for all they do – and particularly for their support for my campaign.”


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 this Tuesday, May 16th, 2017.




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