Rudnick opens campaign office in the 8th

Independent City Council candidate Brian Rudnick recently opened his Eighth District campaign headquarters in the Mt. Airy section of Philadelphia.

On Thursday, Rudnick, who is running under the Green Party banner, welcomed friends and family to a second floor office at 7151 Germantown Ave. It’s the same location former Eighth District candidate Howard Treatman occupied during his unsuccessful Council bid.

Rudnick did not make any formal remarks during the event, but said, “This is the formal start of our on-the-street campaign. We’re trying to hit every voter in the district.”

The Eighth District covers much of Northwest Philadelphia, including Mt. Airy, Germantown, Chestnut Hill, Nicetown, Logan, Ogontz and parts of Hunting Park.

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The Chestnut Hill resident said his campaign will be based around the slogan “Green means jobs.” He said the district is dotted with run-down buildings that are waiting to be transformed into sustainable properties.

Rudnick will face Cindy Bass in November. Bass steamrolled all opponents in a crowded field in May’s Democratic Primary.

Rudnick said Thursday that he believes he is “the better candidate”. He has said he’s interested in “challenging the monopoly Democratic machine.”

Incumbent Democrat Donna Reed Miller announced last winter that she would not seek a fifth term in office.

The general election is Nov. 8.

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