Philadelphia, November 13, 2015 – City Council President Darrell L. Clarke on Friday issued the following statement on Mayor-Elect Jim Kenney’s appointment of Deborah Mahler as Deputy Mayor of Intergovernmental Affairs:
“With nothing but respect for Mayor-Elect Kenney’s deliberative process, tapping Debbie Mahler for such an important position is a no-brainer. I am thrilled about her appointment.
“Debbie will bring deep institutional knowledge and fine interpersonal skills to the position of Deputy Mayor of Intergovernmental Affairs. She has a keen mind and political sensibility, and most importantly she is a straight-shooter who is fair and respectful to officials and staffers alike. I congratulate Debbie on her new position, and look forward to working with her once again.”