Scott Meets With Community Leaders in Philadelphia
2018 gubernatorial candidate Scott Wagner attended a meeting this week at the Kingsessing Playground Rec-Hall in Philadelphia to meet with members of Southwest Philadelphia District Services, a non-profit organization with a mission to improve the quality of life in the southwest region of the city.
Wagner listened to the group’s concerns about issues such as education, housing, the economy and criminal justice reform and shared with the organization some of the ways he would approach their issues as governor.
“It was a privilege to be able to meet with members of this organization that are committed to giving back to their community,” said Wagner. “I was inspired listening to what these men have been doing and gained valuable insight about what we can do in Harrisburg to help the people of the struggling urban neighborhoods of Philadelphia. Republicans and Democrats alike have ignored the needs of these neighborhoods for far too long and I want to change that approach. My campaign is going to focus on people in every region of the Commonwealth that feel they are lacking a voice in government. I look forward to having more of these meetings and gaining critical input on the policies I will be putting forth as governor.”
Tracey L. Fisher (pictured with Scott above), a community leader and criminal justice reform advocate invited Scott to the meeting and introduced him to the group. Fisher said of Scott’s visit, “I was happy to show Scott around and introduce him to members of our community.”
The Southwest Philadelphia District Services Organization was founded in 2007. In addition to mentorship, it provides services in the areas of cleaning, safety, as well as neighborhood initiatives throughout nearby neighborhoods in the city.