Monday night, three candidates for the post of Philadelphia city commissioner met in a debate hosted by WHYY and Newsworks, the League of Women Voters of Philadelphia, the Committee of Seventy, Philadelphia Media Network, the Philadelphia Tribune, and Al Dia.
The city commission is a three-member body that runs elections in Philadelphia. Each party nominates only two candidates, so a minority party is ensured representation on the commission.
Ellen Kaplan of the Committee of Seventy moderated the debate.
Three candidates participated: Stephanie Singer, Democrat, a data strategist at Athenian Properties and Democratic Leader of the 8th WardAl Schmidt, Republican, a political consultant for the Pennsylvania Republican PartyJoe Duda, Republican, City Commissioner since 1996 Democratic commissioner Anthony Clark did not participate.