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Al Schmidt to Run For City Commissioner

Here's a release from the former City Controller candidate:

Al Schmidt to Run For City Commissioner

Here's a release from the former City Controller candidate:

Media Advisory: Schmidt for City Commissioner 2011

PHILADELPHIA – Al Schmidt to formally announce candidacy for City Commissioner of Philadelphia – and to expose widespread and systematic misuse of public resources for partisan political purposes in recent Philadelphia elections – at press conference tomorrow.

Media Advisory
What: Press conference to announce campaign kick off.
When: Thursday, December 9th, 2010
Where: Lincoln Room
Union League
140 South Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102
(Proper attire, no jeans)
Who: Al Schmidt
Republican Candidate for City Commissioner

Al Schmidt is a former senior analyst at the non-partisan U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) – the investigative arm of Congress. He assisted members of Congress, both Democratic and Republican, in conducting oversight of government agencies, programs, and policies – anywhere that taxpayer dollars were spent – to identify and eliminate waste, fraud, abuse, and mismanagement.

Prior to joining GAO, Al served as a policy analyst for President Clinton’s Commission on Holocaust Assets in the United States. The Commission was charged with conducting original research into the fate of assets taken from victims of the Holocaust. As the Commission’s policy analyst he played a key role in formulating and presenting recommendations to the President.

In 2009, Al ran for City Controller of Philadelphia, and was endorsed by the Philadelphia Inquirer. Al has also served as Senior Advisor to the Republican Party of Pennsylvania, and as Executive Director of the Republican City Committee of Philadelphia.

Al received his Ph.D. in political history from Brandeis University, and his B.A. from Allegheny College. He lives in East Falls with his wife, Erin, and daughters, Maggie and Grace.

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