Philadelphia, PA – Republican City Council at Large candidate Matt Wolfe announced today his intent to implement term limits for City Council when elected. Wolfe means what he says as he also pledged to term limit himself to a single term. Philadelphia is one of the few major cities across America that does not have any term limits for municipal council members. Read More
Philadelphia, PA – Republican City Council at Large candidate Matt Wolfe demanded that Philly DA Larry Krasner fire his Communications Director Jane Roh after her racist tweet.
“Larry Krasner needs to fire his Communications Director, Jane Roh. She discounted these protestors’ opinions simply because of their race,” said Wolfe. “This is the very definition of racism and has no place in Philadelphia’s government.” Read More
Philadelphia, PA – Republican City Council at Large candidate Matt Wolfe released a detailed plan for action to combat Philadelphia’s opiate epidemic. Wolfe stated “The number of lives ruined by opiates in Philadelphia over the past few years is truly unbelievable. This is the greatest health crisis of my lifetime, and when elected to City Council I will take immediate action to solve this epidemic.” Read More
Council at Large Candidate Matt Wolfe Calls for Proper Funding and Management of Philly Animal Shelter, ACCT
Philadelphia, PA – Republican City Council at Large candidate Matt Wolfe criticized the Kenney Administration for the lack of funding and oversight management of the city’s animal shelter. Philadelphia only has one open-intake animal shelter and contracts with Animal Care Control Team Philly (ACCT Philly), a nonprofit, to manage it. However, the Mayor appoints its Board of Directors. The conditions at the shelter have been described by many as “deplorable.” This year ACCT Philly even had to suspend dog adoptions and intakes due to infections and deaths of sick animals. Last month the Executive Director abruptly resigned. The City Controller’s Office has released a report detailing serious waste and mismanagement of both the funds provided by the city as well as charitable grants. Read More
City Council at Large Candidate Matt Wolfe Reiterates Support and Endorsement of Pete Smith for City Council’s 6th District
City Council at Large candidate Matt Wolfe reiterated his support and endorsement of Pete Smith for City Council in Philadelphia’s 6th District. “I have been very supportive of Pete’s efforts since he announced,” said Wolfe. “I worked to get him the signatures he needed to get on the ballot and I have supported his campaign both politically and financially as much as I can. I am very glad to have a candidate the quality of Pete on the Republican ticket and on my team.” Read More
Council at Large Candidate Matt Wolfe Calls Kenney’s Refusal to Debate Cowardly; Calls for Council at Large Debate
Philadelphia, PA – City Council at Large candidate Matt Wolfe criticized Mayor Kenney for his refusal to debate his Republican opponent, Billy Ciancaglini. Wolfe said “I don’t know what is worse: that the mayor won’t engage in a debate with his opponent or his reason for refusing. Philadelphia is the birthplace of American freedom. That was only possible through the free debate of ideas among those with differing opinions. Debates are a bedrock of the American political system that allowed him to become mayor of a major U.S. city. Mayor Kenney disrespects our City’s and Country’s values by refusing to engage in a meaningful debate of ideas with his only opponent.” He went on to say “And if the Mayor is so confident that his policy initiatives are what is best for Philadelphia, then he should have no reason not to debate. Failing to do so is cowardly.” Read More
Council Candidate Wolfe Blasts Kenney and Council for Using City Funds to Pay Lawyers of Illegal Aliens
Philadelphia, PA – City Council at Large candidate Matt Wolfe has condemned the allocation of city funds by City Council in the most recent budget to pay for lawyers for illegal aliens in immigration court. Mayor Jim Kenney announced that the city was partnering with the Vera Institute for Justice to split the cost of this project. The Vera Institute is a New York City based progressive advocacy group that was started as a project of Louis Schweitzer, a trustee of one of George Soros’ foundations. Soros spent nearly $1.7 Million helping Larry Krasner get elected District Attorney.
“This is outrageous. Philadelphia’s murder rate is way up and the public education system is failing our children,” noted Wolfe. Read More
City Council Candidate Matt Wolfe Endorses President Trump for Reelection; Asks Other Republican Candidates to do the Same
Philadelphia, PA – On the heels of President Donald Trump’s announcement of his candidacy for reelection in 2020, City Council at Large candidate Matt Wolfe endorsed the President and pledged his full support.
“President Trump has been good for America and good for Philadelphia. He deserves reelection,” said Wolfe. “The President has been trimming the size of the federal government, and is the first president to do so since Ronald Reagan. He is eliminating unnecessary and sometimes illegal regulations and executive orders put forth by the Obama Administration. The Trump tax cuts are the major driver in our expanding economy which has led to lower unemployment rates.” Read More
Philadelphia, PA – Ron Castille, former Chief Justice of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court (retired 2014) and Philadelphia District Attorney (1986-1991), endorsed Republican Matt Wolfe for City Council at Large in the May 21st primary. Castille wrote the following letter in support of Wolfe’s candidacy: Read More
Philadelphia, PA – Matt Wolfe, Republican candidate for City Council at Large, addressed the recent videos of state representative Brian Sims harassing Pro-Life supporters outside of Planned Parenthood in Center City.
“As I watched the videos Sims posted, I was amazed that an elected official was acting in such a hateful and mean-spirited manner. My amazement quickly turned to anger, as I watched representative Sims follow this woman outside of Planned Parenthood for nearly 9 minutes, hurling insults attempting to intimidate her. In the next video I watched, Sims offered a $100 bounty if anyone could identify a few teenage girls praying outside of Planned Parenthood. Brian Sims represents the absolute worst in politics.” Stated Matt Wolfe, Republican City Council At Large candidate. Read More