Press Release: Five current and former Allentown City Council members endorse Susan Wild for Congress

02/12/2018

Allentown, Pa. (Feb. 12, 2018) — In the largest round of elected-official endorsements yet for any Democrat in the race for the 15th Congressional District, Susan Wild for Congress today announced the support of five current and former Allentown City Council members. 

Current Council members Courtney Robinson, Candida Affa, and Cynthia Mota, as well as former Council President Ray O’Connell and former Councilperson David McGuire commended Wild’s successful tenure as Allentown City Solicitor and praised her dedication to public service in the following statements:

“As City Solicitor, Susan Wild did exemplary work in a difficult position. It’s not easy to serve both the City Council and the Mayor’s office, which are often in conflict, but Susan did it skillfully and with the utmost professionalism. Just as Allentown and its taxpayers benefitted from Susan’s dedication and work as a public servant, I have no doubt the entire 15th Congressional District will be better off with her as its advocate in Washington.”
- Ray O’Connell, Former Council President 
 
“During my two years serving on the City Council, I had the pleasure of working with Susan Wild and seeing the outstanding job she did as City Solicitor. Susan gave sound legal advice to the Mayor, the Council, and the City Controller, and responded well to the unique challenges of the role. I especially appreciated her work on water issues requiring the city’s action under orders from the EPA; and I know she’ll be a strong defender of our environment in Congress. Susan is a strong progressive and I look forward to her representing us in Washington.”
- David McGuire, Former Councilperson

"Susan Wild has spent her whole life fighting for what's right. This spirit, combined with her working-class background and passion for the community, makes her the only choice to fight for us in Congress."
- Courtney Robinson, Councilperson 
 
“Susan Wild is conscientious, hardworking, and experienced — and I’m thrilled to endorse her campaign for Congress. As City Solicitor, her litigation expertise and integrity not only earned the respect of the Council, but also saved the city a lot of money. And, personally, I owe her a debt of gratitude for her invaluable help in passing my Nuisance Abatement Bill, which has improved the quality of our neighborhoods and community. I can’t wait to call her ‘congresswoman’.” 
- Candida Affa, Council Vice President
 
“We live in a diverse community that deserves to be represented in Congress by someone who can understand our concerns and unite everyone around our shared goals. That person is Susan Wild, and we will be fortunate to have her serve us in Washington. I know Susan will work every day to improve the quality of life for all people throughout the district.”
- Cynthia Mota, Councilperson
 
Today’s announcement is the latest among a February flurry of endorsements for Wild — coming within just one week of statements of support from former County Executive Tom Muller and Lehigh County state Reps. Peter Schweyer and Mike Schlossberg

Wild, one of Pennsylvania’s top attorneys and the first female Solicitor of the City of Allentown, is leading a campaign focused on supporting the working class through health care equality, defending Social Security and Medicare, and securing quality jobs for residents of the 15th District. 

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