2019 City Council At-Large Candidate

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Irina M. Goldstein

Party: Republican
Previous occupations: Advertising for a pharmaceutical company; Business owner
Websites:
Campaign Website
Candidate questionnaire: Completed
Contact information:
irina@goldsteinforcitycouncil.com
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Goldstein’s family fled the former Soviet Union and settled in Philadelphia when she was four. She has a master’s in business administration and currently manages her own business.

Positions

Please see the completed questionnaire linked above for more details.

Economy

  • Generally supports lowering and reforming taxes to make Philadelphia a more competitive business environment (source)

  • Supports repealing the soda tax (source)

  • Generally opposes most forms of government involvement in the economy (questionnaire)

Education

  • Supports creating opportunities for trades school (source)

  • Supports expanding charter schools (questionnaire)

Housing

  • Supports using City-owned lots and properties as opportunities for producing affordable housing (source)

Public safety

  • Opposes creating safe injection sites (source)

  • Opposes all forms of gun control legislation (questionnaire)

  • Views increases in crime as the fault of District Attorney Larry Krasner (questionnaire)

Civil rights

  • Believes those who can be demonstrably shown to have committed sexual harassment should be removed from office, including Sheriff Jewell Williams (questionnaire)

Governance and ethics

  • Supports implementing term limits of three terms for city council (questionnaire)

  • Generally opposes councilmanic prerogative (questionnaire)

  • Believes city councilmembers should not hold outside positions or receive other sources of income, and that they should divest all business interests (questionnaire)