Manayunk Republican Running to Represent PA's 194th District

William Pounds, a 29-year-old social worker from Manayunk, is running to represent the 194th District in the State House of Representatives.

Manayunk resident William Pounds has formally entered the race as the Republican candidate for the state House of Representatives.

Pounds is looking to represent the 194th District, which includes all of Roxborough’s 21st Ward, East Falls, Manayunk and parts of Lower Merion. The seat is currently held by Democrat Pamela DeLissio.

Pounds, 29, is “not your grandfather’s Republican,” according to his campaign website bio. Pounds is a social worker for the city’s Community Umbrella Agency, where he ensures that proper services are delivered to children living in homes previously investigated for abuse. 

 “Young, spirited, and fiercely committed to his ideals, he is the rarest of modern political candidates, with a firm grasp of the many difficult issues currently facing our city, an inherent belief in social justice, and a firsthand understanding of the complex fiscal realities and responsibilities necessary to get Philadelphia back on track,” his bio says.


Gary Miller April 15, 2014 at 06:47 AM
This is exciting and good news for the citizens of the 194th district. We will have real choices in the primary and general election. Politics as usual seems to slowly be going away. Make sure you are registered to vote and you actually go out on election days.
decker_21 April 15, 2014 at 07:01 AM
All I needed to hear was Republican, he's got my vote!
Mary Stewart April 15, 2014 at 07:11 AM
Excellent. I was on a Town Hall call with DeLissio and she stated she's hoping the ACA transcends into a single payer system like England. They fail to tell taxpayers that those countries pay for it with a 15-18% VAT(Value Added Tax) on every item you buy. I also reported issues at my polling place and was ignored. Time to hear what a new person has to offer.
PB April 15, 2014 at 09:35 AM
Why would you vote for anyone just based on their party? That is not what democracy is about. How about looking at the person's view on the issues, and their past experience?


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