The last time there was an open council seat for Philadelphia’s Eighth District was 16 years ago. Now that Democratic Councilwoman Donna Reed Miller is leaving, voters in Northwest Philadelphia have a real opportunity to help decide the future direction of the district.
In a district that stretches from North Philly to Chestnut Hill, seven Democratic candidates are in the running in the May 17 primary election. With no Republican candidates on the ballot, the decision Democratic voters will make in just over a month will essentially determine their next councilperson.
In an effort to ensure you have a chance to learn about all of the candidates, NewsWorks today presents the fifth of seven video statements recorded by the candidates about who they are and what kind of a city councilperson they will be.
Today, we get a chance to hear from Robin Tasco. This is Tasco’s first run for city council.
One thing you’re probably wondering is if she’s related to Philadelphia City Councilwoman Marian Tasco. She is related by marriage. Her husband Will is a nephew of Marian’s first husband.
Tasco grew up in Germantown. She has served as a block captain and a Democratic committeewoman. Most recently, Tasco was the business representative and community liaison with the politically influential electrician’s union I.B.E.W Local 98. She no longer holds that position and is employed as a certified electrician.