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Back to School with Representative Payton

Join Representative Tony Payton at Frankford High School on Friday, August 24th, from  9:00a to 3:00p for a back to school fair & rally.

And Representative Payton’s office could use your help. If you have pens, pencils, binders, crayons, glue, highlighters, markers, colored pencils, index cards, calculators, rulers, folders, notebooks or loose leaf paper to donate, they want to hear from you! Donations can be dropped off at 4509 Frankford Avenue or 4900 Griscom Street. Call (215) 744-7901 with any questions.
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Frankford Tech Week Grads

State Representative Tony Payton, the Frankford CDC and the Peoples Emergency Center teamed up to offer a three day course in email and internet basics this week as Frankford’s contribution to Philly Tech week.  Thursday afternoon, we were on hand for a graduation attended by Rep. Payton and Chris Wink, co-founder of Technically Philly and Philly Tech week.

Chandi Queen was the instructor and all of the students were hard at work when we got there for a few pictures as they wrapped up class.  Congratulations to the participants, Frank Cutler, Ethel Dawson, Rasheem Jennings, Karen Lee and William Brown.  Click on the thumbnail below to see the full picture.

This was an empowering example of what has been made possible by the presence of the new computer lab over at the CDC.  Look forward to more new and interesting events coming out of that building.

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Payton Off the Ballot

It was reported today by Chris Brennan on that Tony Payton will not be on the Democratic Primary ballot for State Representative.  His campaign did not collect the required 300 valid signatures.

State Rep. Tony Payton withdrew from the April 24 Democratic primary election this evening after a two-day Commonwealth Court hearing made clear that he did not have enough valid signatures on his nominating petitions to remain on the ballot.  Payton submitted 1,854 signatures in his bid for a fourth two-year term representing the 179th District but a line-by-line examination of those names, with the help of a hand-writing analyst, resulted in many being disqualified.

With no other candidate on the ballot, James Clay Jr., son of the late Frances Clay, will become the Democratic candidate for State Representative of the 179th district.

You can read the entire story here.