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Al Schmidt

Party: Republican
Position: City Commissioner; Vice-Chairman
In office since: 2012
Next Election: 2022
Previous occupations: Senior analyst at the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO)
Contact Information:
Philadelphia City Hall
Room 134
Philadelphia, PA 19107


  • Wants to modernize election operations and optimize resources online

  • Wants to improve efficiency and transparency of electoral process

News and Other Information:

  • Schmidt and his colleague Lisa Deeley have come under criticism from the State Auditor General and the City Controller for purchasing voting machines in an opaque and rushed process with alleged influence from the vendor. The City Controller is now attempting to block to purchase. (source)