- Associated Press - Thursday, January 7, 2016

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - A Philadelphia commission that oversees the city’s elections is keeping its current chairman and this time he says he’ll vote in elections.

The City Commission voted on Wednesday to retain Commissioner Anthony Clark as head of the three-member board.

Clark faced questions for failing to vote for three years and fellow Democrat Lisa Deeley was considered as a replacement. But Republican Commissioner Al Schmidt nominated Clark, citing the importance of continuity due to a presidential general election later this year.

Joseph DeFelice, executive director of the city’s Republican Party, says keeping Clark as chairman might give Schmidt more say.

Clark tells The Philadelphia Inquirer (bit.ly/1RkI3Jo) he has also exercised his right to not vote.

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Information from: The Philadelphia Inquirer, https://www.inquirer.com


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