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Al Schmidt

Party: Republican
Position: City Commissioner; Vice-Chairman
In office since: 2012
Previous occupations: Senior analyst at the non-partisan U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO)
Next Election: 2019
Contact Information:
Philadelphia City Hall
Room 134
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Tel: 215-686-3464
Tel 2: 215-686-3467


  • Wants to modernize election operations and optimize resources online

  • Wants to improve efficiency and transparency of electoral process

News and Other Information:

  • Renominated Commissioner Clark to chairman in 2016 despite outrage over his work ethic, failure to vote in recent elections, and salary; Schmidt reportedly serves as de facto chairman with Clark’s acquiescence