Philly Set Go Endorses Candidates for City Commissioner
Philly Set Go is endorsing Kahlil Williams for City Commissioner (D) and Al Schmidt for City Commissioner (R) because both candidates have the experience, knowledge and commitment to ethically, competently and effectively manage the most important part of our civic life—voting.
Kahlil has been working on voting rights and election issues for the past 15 years. That experience has given him a unique perspective on the best ways to improve our electoral process by ensuring that all Philadelphians are able to exercise their constitutional right to vote. Growing voter participation rates, ensuring that the integrity of Philadelphia’s elections are protected from any outside interference and educating the public on the importance of voting are keystones to his campaign.
Commissioner Schmidt is a tireless public servant who has worked hard to modernize the Commissioner’s office. As Commissioner, he has emphasized making the office more transparent by making it easier and more user friendly to access voting and campaign related data. Philly Set Go believes transparency is one of the most important parts of representative government—and Commissioner Schmidt’s efforts to make election related data more available to the public is a true public service.
Our Process— Philly Set Go began its endorsement process by asking constituents, Philadelphia millennials, about the issues most important to them and the candidates they felt would be most responsive to their concerns. Armed with this information, Philly Set Go reached out to selected democratic and republican candidates to gauge the candidates’ responsiveness, policy positions on the critical issues facing millennials, and willingness to engage Philadelphia millennials. This dynamic endorsement process allows Philly Set Go to assess the candidates in conditions that mirror the responsibilities of addressing constituent concerns.