Center City attorney, LGBT activist to run for Pennsylvania House seat

    Back in June, Brian Sims didn’t really have plans to run for office.

    The Center City attorney was featured in Philadelphia Weekly for his work as an LGBT activist. Now the 32-year-old is running, and doing so against the woman he worked for as a campaign treasurer.

    Sims is after the 182nd Legislative District seat, which Rep. Babette Josephs currently holds.

    “I have worked hard to bring together the right people and the right ideas for a campaign that I am so proud to begin. Over the next weeks and months, leading up to the April 2012 election, you will see a clean, healthy campaign that does right by this district,” his campaing announcement reads. “It will stand as a testament to the power of this city’s robust, progressive roots and to the combined efforts of a strong group of hard working, value-driven Democrats.”

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    Sims said he credits Josephs’ work for civil rights as a reason he’s able to run.

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