With trying times at an end, persistent Taubenberger ready to take Council office

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 Philadelphia Councilman-elect Al Taubenberger ran for Congress twice, mayor once, state representative once and Council once before he finally won office in this month's election. (www.facebook.com/taubenberger)

Philadelphia Councilman-elect Al Taubenberger ran for Congress twice, mayor once, state representative once and Council once before he finally won office in this month's election. (www.facebook.com/taubenberger)

A soon to be new member of City Council embodies the adage “if at first you don’t succeed, try, try, try, try again.”

Philadelphia Councilman-elect Al Taubenberger ran for Congress twice, mayor once, state representative once and Council once before he finally won office in this month’s election.  

“I feel great, humbled, honored ready to go to work,” he said. “It was truly, I could almost say, a lifelong quest … and I finally did it.”

Taubenberger, a Republican, said even though he’s been elected to represent all of the city in an at-large seat, his wheelhouse will be Northeast Philadelphia, where he resides.

“I want to help all aspects of the city, but Northeast Philadelphia I know best … so there might be some problems I can address up there a little better,” he said.

Taubenberger said he will also keep a keen eye on school issues when he takes office in January.

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