There's one candidate running, John Kromer, to become Philadelphia sheriff so he can abolish the office.

And now there's another, Stephanie Singer, running to become a Philadelphia City Commissioner - and eliminate that office, too.

Here's a press release from Singer, leader of the 8th Ward and as of this morning, a declared candidate for that office.

For Immediate Release

Date: Tuesday, January 25, 2010

Contact: Shannon Marietta

Phone: 678-525-2441


Candidate Vows To End The Politics And Corruption in Philadelphia Elections

Philadelphia, PA -- Close supporters of Stephanie Singer (D), candidate for Philadelphia's City Commissioner, gathered today with members of the press to hear Singer's official announcement entering the City Commissioner's race. ." Singer's father, who worked to protect Voting Rights in Mississippi during the 1960's, stood by her side as she gave her announcement speech.

"If you elect me Commissioner, I will be a crusader against corruption," Singer said. Singer also proposed ending over 35 years of abuse in Philadelphia elections by calling to end the elected office of City Commissioner.. "I will take the politics out of our elections by getting rid of elected Commissioners and putting Philadelphia elections in the hands of nonpartisan professionals."

Singer continued, "The City Commissioners Office is responsible for registering voters, educating voters, and conducting elections. That office should be protecting every Philadelphian's right to vote. Instead, that office is part of the problem. That office is the root of the problem. Voters are sick and tired of the corruption, waste and disenfranchisement."

Stephanie Singer lives in Center City with her husband Thomas and only daughter Luna. She holds a Ph.d in Mathematics from New York University. This is Singer's first run for public office. To learn more about the campaign, go to

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