National Press Club

Rising Pennsylvania political star to discuss shale gas drilling, law enforcement

March 18, 2014 | By Herb Perone |

Pennsylvania Democratic State Senator and leading Philadelphia Mayoral candidate Anthony Williams will discuss a variety of issues at a Newsmakers news conference on Wednesday, March 26 at 4 p.m. in the National Press Club’s Murrow Room.

A rising African-American star on the political scene, he has served in Pennsylvania’s State Legislature since 1988. Williams, whose district includes large areas of Philadelphia, is a leading candidate and widely expected to run for Mayor in 2015.

The strong and vocal supporter of shale gas development in Pennsylvania will discuss the importance of the shale boom and what it has meant for urban populations that benefit from affordable energy and meaningful employment opportunities.

Williams has also been a leader on education issues, serving as an original architect of Pennsylvania’s landmark charter school legislation (a controversial issue now in some inner cities like New York) as well as legislation that ensured that retired public school teachers could return to the classroom in cases of teacher shortages.

Like all Newsmakers events, this news conference is free and open to credentialed media and Club members. No registration is required.

Frank Maisano, NPC Newsmakers Committee/host