Friday, March 17, 2006

McClure to Run for 4th District Council Seat?

Matt McClure - an attorney for Ballard Spahr – is apparently exploring the possibility of running for the Fourth District Council seat should Councilman Nutter step down to run for Mayor. Prior to working at Ballard, McClure handled media relations for the U.S. Conference of Mayors and worked in the office of then Mayor Rendell. Matt is a fourth generation Philadelphian who has been very active in his community. He’s a committeeperson in the Thirty-Eighth Ward, on the East Falls Development Corporation Board of Directors, and serves on the East Falls School Committee. Reliable sources from tell AHT that Matt’s been meeting with a variety of political types (including former executives from Rendell’s mayoral administration) and community leaders, talking about his potential candidacy, learning what the Fourth District wants/needs, and building support. McClure was recently named one of the "40 under 40" young business leaders by the Philadelphia Business Journal for 2006.


Anonymous said...

Councilman Nutter's been great, but I know Matt and he'd be an excellent replacement!!

Anonymous said...

Matt has wanted to be in politics for as long as I can remember. If he runs, I know he'd be an great addition to the community. He truly loves Philadelphia and has so much to offer the 4th District. Good Luck Matt, we're rooting for you!

Anonymous said...

I recently read that Harry Jay Katz of East Falls is also considering throwing his hat into the ring.
I'd prefer to see a man like that who is innovative, fearless and not linked to any political machine or law firm that has, no doubt, benefitted by its associations with politicians.

Anonymous said...

What a pity that Harry Jay Katz didn't go for it.
Sure ... his past is remarkable but so is he.
As an old ad campaign (Specter-Gola) once said ... "He's young, he's tough and nobody owns him".
This city would be a far better place with someone like Katz in Council chambers.
I guess it's now too late but I'm giving him my write-in vote.

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