WE'VE DONE THE hard work. Now, finally, it's your turn.
The shopping list of endorsements you see here is the result of months of work: researching and interviewing candidates; analyzing budgets, position papers and legislative records; and holding a public forum. (And a few internal knock-down, drag-outs over final choices.)
Please do your part, and get out and vote.
Don't blow it off. Don't think the fix is in, and it doesn't matter.
Don't think that plenty of people you know are going to the polls and one less vote doesn't matter. It does matter.
Maybe now more than ever.
So cut this palm card out, take it to the polls - and make your voice heard.
As we said in our editorial:
"Nutter has the intelligence, the vision and the experience necessary to take this city into its rightful future, and to rewrite the old "corrupt and contented" story of machine politics, insider deals and "pay-to-play."
FOR COUNCIL DISTRICTS
1st District: Frank DiCicco
2nd District: Anna Verna
3rd District: Jannie L. Blackwell
4th District: Curtis Jones Jr.
5th District: Darrell Clarke
6th District: Joan Krajewski
7th District: Maria Quinones-Sanchez
8th District: Cindy M. Bass
9th District: Marian Tasco
10th District: Republican Brian J. O'Neill
FOR COUNCIL AT LARGE
Andy Toy, Matt Ruben, Blondell Reynolds Brown, Wilson Goode Jr., Jim Kenney
FOR THE COURTS
COMMON PLEAS COURT
Ellen Green Ceisler
Alice Beck DuBow
Other candidates worthy of attention: Michael Erdos, Linda Carpenter, Beverly Muldrow.
SUPREME COURT (two slots): The Bar Association offers its "highly recommended" listing to Darnell Jones, Paul Panepinto (both from Philadelphia), Maureen Lally-Green and Debra Todd.
SUPERIOR COURT (four slots, two from each party): "Highly recommended" designation to Cheryl Allen, Christine Donohue, Ronald Folino, Anne Lazarus and Timothy McCormick.
MUNICIPAL (two slots): The bar recommends: Joyce Eubanks, Sean F. Kennedy, Joseph T. Murphy Jr., Joseph J. O'Neill, Diane R. Thompson, Joseph C. Waters Jr. and Sandjai Weaver.
THE BALLOT QUESTIONS
No. 1: The invalidated casino question
VOTE: You don't get one.
No. 2: Resign to run.
No. 3: Create a youth commission. VOTE: No.
No. 4: Planning Commission membership
No. 5: Planning Commission flexibility
No. 6: Create a Zoning Code Commission.
No. 7: To redeploy U.S. troops in Iraq.
No. 8: $129 million in city borrowing.
No. 9: On taxes and "full-valuation" assessment. VOTE: No.