Jones on death of Carol Ann Campbell: she was a 'titan,' 'respected by friend and foe alike'

Councilman Curtis Jones Jr., who narrowly defeated Carol Ann Campbell last year, has just offered the first of what are sure to be many tributes to his old rival, who has passed away.

“Today is a sad day in Philadelphia. A titan has transitioned. She was well respected by friend and foe alike. During her tenure in City Council she was responsible for several important pieces of legislation including the creation of the Committee of the Disabled and being a staunch advocate for the handicapped and creating the 4th District Basic System Repair Program. She was an advocate for the less fortunate. She challenged the status quo and had a distinguished career learning her trade from her late father Edgar Campbell. She will be forever considered as an advocate for those things she believed in.”

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