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Board Candidates 2018

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Board elections are here and we want to help you get to know your candidates! We have five (5) open positions that we aim to fill and five amazing candidates (that worked out well, didn’t it?). Read more about them below.

REMEMBER that you have to be a SOSNA Member (live/ in order to vote in our election on Wednesday, October 24 at 7:00p at BalletX. You can register here (it’s FREE). We will have a chance to register at the election but encourage you to be proactive about it! Membership is open to anyone who is at least 18 years of age and whose primary residence, business, or other real estate is within SOSNA’s boundaries


Meet the Candidates

Jonathan Klein

I would like to serve on the Board of SOSNA because…. I am so excited about the prospect of serving on the SOSNA Board because it would mean helping to ensure that our vibrant, diverse neighborhood remains just that – an incredible hamlet of Philadelphia that is a wonderful cross-section of the population, all supporting each other. Years of rapid gentrification and growth mean that this neighborhood needs to continue to work together (as it has to date) to ensure that everyone feels welcome regardless of whether you have lived here for decades or just recently moved. My hope is that my addition to the SOSNA Board would preserve the historic and richly diverse traditions of this neighborhood while embracing its modern place in Philadelphia.

My community service involvement with SOSNA and/or the neighborhood includes… Even before I moved to this neighborhood, I participated in initiatives to support the Friends of Chester A. Arthur, including the annual 5K held each year. I make a point to support local businesses, try to meet as many people as I can, and to clean up as much as possible to ensure the neighborhood continues to look great. While my schedule has previously not allowed me to be more involved in other ways, I am now able to better dedicate myself to SOSNA and the neighborhood.

The skills, experience, energy, relationships and/or perspectives I will bring to the Board are… As an eternal optimist and a methodical thinker (seems counter-intuitive, I know, but I swear it works), I often bring a measured, thoughtful approach to any relationship and issue I face. In my career as a litigator at a large international law firm, I routinely encounter complex questions and strong personalities, both of which require me to remain positive, steadf