I signed up for email alerts from all five Philadelphia Democratic mayoral candidates. All sent me at least a few emails. Some of the city council candidates sent me a fair number of emails. Showing the class and organization that was clear during his campaign, state Rep. Dwight Evans was the first to get in touch since the election. Late last night a blast email went out thanking his supporters. It said, in part,
Throughout the course of this campaign it was clear that the residents of Philadelphia want change; they want quality education options for their children, they want access to well-paying jobs; they want a well-run and efficient city government that is responsive and accountable; and most importantly, they want their neighborhoods to be safe.
We can make Philadelphia the safest big city in America, but we will only do so by working together—and that is what I plan to do.
I am confident that Michael Nutter will be a great mayor for Philadelphia and I look forward to working with him everyday to build a safer Philadelphia that we can all feel safe and secure in. However, Michael Nutter and I will not be able to do this alone; we will need all Philadelphians to join us in the fight against violence.
We will need you to join us by having more qualified and skilled residents working in our criminal justice and education systems, and we will need you to join us by taking responsibility and getting involved in our communities to teach young people right from wrong.
In that sense, our campaign really has just begun.
Rep. Evans will continue to represent Philadelphia in the state house.