Olivia Faison for City Council video

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2019 PhillyCAM Video Voter Guide - Olivia Faison

City Council At-Large Candidate

Olivia Faison in 2019 PhillyCAM Video Voter Guide

PhillyCAM's 2019 Video Voter Guide is presented in partnership with Broke in Philly. We offered the opportunity for all City Council candidates to record a short video statement.

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Born and raised in Philadelphia, I was not groomed to be a politician, however, having been blessed with a natural curiosity, and being a professionally trained analytical chemist, I am well-equipped for the task of problem solving.

We can get so much more done if we vote the naysayers out and elect people with a vision for a greener, more equitable city. I intend to bring a fresh perspective, and a different, and more common-sense approach to city government. Today’s voters need a strong alternative to the two-party, system we suffer with now.

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Green Party Council candidate finds home 'unrecognizable'

While other candidates were scurrying around in a last-minute effort to meet this past Tuesday’s deadline to file to run in the city’s May 21 primary election, City Council At-Large Green Party candidate Olivia Faison spent the day “getting up to speed.”

“I’m a retired analytical chemist and running for office is a new thing for me,” she said. “You can look at that a number of ways. I have a lot to learn in politics. But because I’m relatively inexperienced I’m not jaded by the process. My ideas are fresh.”

As an independent candidate, Faison must file to run in the November general election by August.

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