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#Team36 for the Win!

Last week Pennsylvania had a Primary Election. It was an interesting election, because it had some very important races on the ballot, including competitive races for Governor and US Congress.  But there were also a lot of very little elections that took place all over the city—and in some parts of Philadelphia, it was those little races that had the most action.

One of the biggest little elections last week took place in the 36th Ward, located in South Philly from Washington Avenue to Moore Street west of Broad Street to the river. It is the geographic epicenter of next year’s battle for District Council between incumbent (and Soapbox Solutions client) Councilman Kenyatta Johnson, and Point Breeze developer Ori Feibush.

Recommendations for the 2014 Primary

Tuesday, May 20th is Election Day in Pennsylvania. This election is exciting because there are some really competitive big ticket races like Governor and Congress, but there are also some really important little races -- such as your representation on Democratic State Committee. The polls are open from 7AM to 8PM. If you live in Philadelphia, and you are not sure where to vote, you can find your polling place by clicking here.

As I do each election cycle, I have put down my thoughts on the election below to be used as a guide for any of my friends looking for advice on who to vote for. Feel free to pull this up on your smartphone in the polling booth to guide you in your voting, or ignore it and vote for whoever you want. Just make me a promise that you’ll vote.

We've Relaunched Our Website with a Responsive Design

Soapbox Solutions is proud to launch the latest redesign of our website. We reconstructed the site from the ground up to develop a feature-rich, responsive design utilizing the latest innovations in HTML5 and CSS.  

The responsive design adapts the website to any screen size including mobile and tablet devices. As electronic devices evolve, the tech community must constantly rethink how we build websites. Instead of designing websites to look good only on desktop computers—with fixed widths and large graphics—we now use fluid layouts. When we use this more flexible approach, images re-size automatically and we are able to create consistent user experiences across all devices.

Recommendations for the 2013 Primary

Today is Election Day in Philadelphia. It is an off year election, and with no high profile office up for grabs, it will likely be one of the lowest turnout elections Philadelphia has seen in quite a while. But I urge you all to vote. The polls are open from 7AM to 8PM. Elections are important, even when the offices aren’t as sexy as President, Governor, or Mayor.

As I do each election cycle, I have put down my thoughts on the election below to be used as a guide for any of my friends looking for advice on who to vote for. Feel free to pull this up on your smartphone in the polling booth to guide you in your voting, or ignore it and vote for whoever you want. Just make me a promise that you’ll vote.

2013 Judicial Candidates

Keeping track of the herd of judicial candidates vying for a couple open seats every odd year is a challenging task for even the most politically involved.  I thought I could provide a valuable resource by keeping up a table of Judicial candidates and important information on each as we head for the primary election on May 21st.  

The table below lists the 62 55 candidates running for Common Pleas Court (6 open seats), Municipal Court (3 open seats), and the beleaguered Traffic Court (3 open seats.)  Candidates are listed in ballot order.  Check back here often as I blog about the election, and continually update this chart with important endorsements and other relevant gossip.