Eighth District Philadelphia City Councilwoman Cindy Bass had the honor of introducing President Barack Obama at his Philadelphia fundraiser on Tuesday night.
The former policy advisor to Democratic U.S. Rep. Chaka Fattah was elected to her first term on Council in November. Her spokesman, Joe Corrigan, said it was no accident that Bass was chosen.
“As a freshman member of Council, Bass represents the future of the City of Philadelphia, much like President Obama represents the way forward for this nation,” he said, explaining why Bass spoke at one of six donor events held Tuesday. “The Obama campaign recognized these similarities and her unwavering support for the President in asking her to speak in tonight’s program.”
Bass, a long-time Obama supporter, served as a delegate to the Democratic National Convention in 2008 and was elected as a delegate for this year’s convention in Charlotte, as well.
In her remarks to campaign donors, Bass said the President’s policies are helping Philadelphia.
“As a City Council member, I have personally seen the improvements President Obama’s policies have had on issues that Philadelphians care very deeply about,” Bass said. “And four more years under President Obama will continue to mean more police officers fighting crime, more teachers educating our children, more development for our small businesses, and more investment in our transportation and infrastructure.”
Bass represents a district that includes Chestnut Hill, Mt. Airy, Germantown and Nicetown.