Saturday, August 1, 2015

Babette Josephs concedes 182nd race to Brian Sims

State Rep. Babette Josephs, who has represented Center City's 182nd District since 1985, just conceded Tuesday's Democratic primary election to her challenger, attorney Brian Sims. Here is the statement her campaign spokesman just put out:

Babette Josephs concedes 182nd race to Brian Sims

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State Rep. Babette Josephs, who has represented Center City's 182nd District since 1985, just conceded Tuesday's Democratic primary election to her challenger, attorney Brian Sims.  Here is the statement her campaign spokesman just put out:

“My congratulations go out to the Democratic Nominee Brian Sims and all of his supporters Throughout many difficult, but successful races in my long service, I have consistently said that the voters are always right. I cannot change my tune now. I am truly grateful to the voters for allowing me to serve them for so long and for the opportunity to work with so many dedicated, talented, patient and professional colleagues, staff members and volunteers.

“I have always been about policy first, so I look forward to working with Brian Sims to represent the very special constituents of the 182nd. I will find other ways to contribute to my neighborhood, city, state, and nation.”

Sims, an attorney active in gay and lesbian issues, held a 226-vote lead from Tuesday's voting.  The City Commission started its official count this morning, which included 139 absentee ballots and five alternative ballots in the 182nd District.

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Sims, who served as campaign treasurer for Josephs in 2010, has no Republican opponent in the Nov. 6 general election.

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