Let's Hope the Third Time's the Charm

I campaigned for David Oh for City Council at Large in 2003 (when he fell 14,000 votes short) and again in 2007 (when he actually won by 7 votes in the polls but then lost by 122 because of absentee ballots), and am proud to go to bat for him again for 2011. Every time I attend a City Council hearing or hear about all the good shaking up that 2007's freshman Councilpersons (Quinones-Sanchez, Jones, Green) are doing, I wonder aloud that David should have been a part of that incoming class. In 2011, I believe it will be David's time.

He will be Philadelphia's first-ever Asian City Councilperson. But, as David correctly points out, in order to serve he must represent all people. And, David's ability to connect with all people was on display at this week's exploratory committee meeting in South Philadelphia, which I attended. Seated around the table were people of all racial, ethnic, gender, party, industry, and socio-economic groups. Different as we all are from one another, we share a commitment to Philadelphia and a belief that David will be a good public servant in making Philadelphia better.

Below you'll find a message from him about his upcoming exploratory committee fundraiser. I invite you to attend, to get involved, to join the movement. Yes, Virginia (and Philadelphia), there are still honest, hard-working, thoughtful, and righteous politicians out there. I ask you to join me in voting in David Oh.


Dear Friend,

As you may know, I ran for Philadelphia City Council At-large in 2003 and 2007. Although the odds were against me, I worked hard and campaigned on issues that I believe will make our city and our region a better place to live, work and raise a family. In 2007, I won by 7 votes on Election Day but lost a couple weeks later by 122 absentee ballet votes.

I am exploring my third run for City Council At-Large in 2011. I will once again advocate that we work together to implement legislation, programs and processes that will dramatically improve the lives of every day people living in our neighborhoods and working in our businesses. For that reason, I am proud that State Senator Anthony Hardy Williams (D), Councilwoman Maria Quinones Sanchez (D), and former State Senator Philip Price, Jr. (R) will join me on Friday, September 10th at my exploratory fundraiser. In addition, many dignitaries and friends will attend, including our keynote speaker, Don Liu, General Counsel of Xerox, and Mistress of Ceremony, actress Tiffany Dupont.

Please join us. Attached is a flyer with all the details. Thank you.

Best regards,
David H. Oh, Esq.

Let’s Work Together to Make Philadelphia Great!
Please Join Us for a
Fundraising Reception in Support of
Republican, Exploring City Council At-Large 2011
Mistress of Ceremony:
Tiffany Dupont
Keynote Speaker:
Don Liu, General Counsel of Xerox
Special Guests:
Hon. Philip Price, Jr., former State Senator (R)
Hon. Anthony Hardy Williams, State Senator (D)
Hon. Maria Quinones Sanchez, City Councilwoman (D)
Host Committee:

W. Fredrick Anton, III
Tony Szuszczewicz
Michael Pearson
Rodney Little
Michael Korniczky
Ron Panepinto
Bill Hamilton
Dan Bosak
John Katrina
Ken Wong
Joyce Koh
Violet Mendoza
Bill Gault
Tim McShea
Kevin Pasquay
Suzanne Haney
Jason Brehouse
Pat Creighton
Norman Zarwin
Ted Schaer
E. Harris Baum
Mitchell Kaplan
Janet Fiore
Animit Bhattacharya
Tim Haahs
Bishop Leonard Goins
Tomas Sanchez
Michael Stara
Glenn Devitt
Aryeh Linietsky
Danilo Burgos
Lee Huang
Lindsay Doering
Andrew Gentsch
Jeremy Ibrahim
Brad Baldia

Friday, September 10, 2010
Zarwin Baum DeVito Kaplan Schaer Toddy, P.C.
1818 Market Street, 13th floor
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Contribution: $100.00 Make checks payable to Citizens for David Oh
Corporate checks are not allowed by law.
RSVP: Eunice Lee at 215.569-2800, ext. 1179 / email: elee@zarwin.com

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