State Senator, Tina Tartaglione, released the following press release today:
“It is with immeasurable sadness and despair that I announce the passing of my beloved mother, Margaret Tartaglione. Throughout her recent illness, she was surrounded by family and friends, and was provided with the very best medical care. Thank you all for bringing her joy and comfort. My mother was a very strong yet compassionate woman. She cared deeply about her family, her community, and her city. She was a pioneer in the political realm – the first women elected to a citywide office in Philadelphia’s history. At a time when women were rarely afforded a seat at the table, she not only earned a seat, she became an enduring leader and icon who will always be revered and remembered fondly.”
Marge Tartaglione became Chairwoman of the Philadelphia City Commissioners during the Rizzo era and served nine, four year terms. I remember her a tough cookie but she had to be. She was a woman who broke the glass ceiling before anybody knew it could be broken. She was a true trail blazer and will be more than a footnote in Philadelphia history.
Marge Tartaglione meeting Pope John Paul II
The Gazette sends our sincere condolences to Senator Tartaglione and her family.
First, thanks to 177th District State Representative Republican John Taylor who is retiring after a long distinguished career. Taylor managed to avoid partisanship as he represented his district which includes Northwood and Democratic Philadelphia in the Republican-dominated legislature. He served both Philadelphia and Northwood well. His constituent service has been unparalleled and his successor has some big shoes to fill.
Democratic candidate Joe Hohenstein won Taylor’s seat over his opponent, Republican Patty Kozlowski.
177th District State Representaive Joe Hohenstein
Both State Representative Jason Dawkins from the 179th District and State Senator Tina Tartaglione from the 2nd District ran unopposed. I am not sure why some other party does not think those seats worth going after. Every election benefits from a debate and you can’t have that with just one candidate.
On Sunday, April 22nd, Senator Christine Tartaglione presented a $50,000 grant to the Frankford Chargers during the club’s 51st annual banquet at Regal Ballroom.
Senator Tartaglione presents check to the Frankford Chargers
Dozens of children were recognized for achievements in football, cheer, dance, basketball and baseball, as well as academic success. The Chargers are a great asset to Frankford, providing children with fun, safe activities as well as positive mentoring.
On Saturday April 14th, State Senator Tina Tartaglione presented a check for $100,000 to the Lloyd C. Wilson American Legion Post 224 for the renovation of the Post building.
State Senator Tina Tartaglione presents a check for $100,000 to Post 224 for renovation of the building.
In introducing Senator Tartaglione, Commander Guy Lewis stated, “This lady has been loyal, dependable, unwavering advocate for the citizens of Pennsylvania, especially those of the 2nd (Senate) District, which includes East Frankford. She has been representing us for the last 24 years and has been especially good to the Lloyd C. Wilson Memorial Post 224.”