TribLIVE

| News

 
Larger text Larger text Smaller text Smaller text | Order Photo Reprints

Democratic Philadelphia elects Whig to public office

Email Newsletters

Click here to sign up for one of our email newsletters.

Daily Photo Galleries

'American Coyotes' Series

Traveling by Jeep, boat and foot, Tribune-Review investigative reporter Carl Prine and photojournalist Justin Merriman covered nearly 2,000 miles over two months along the border with Mexico to report on coyotes — the human traffickers who bring illegal immigrants into the United States. Most are Americans working for money and/or drugs. This series reports how their operations have a major impact on life for residents and the environment along the border — and beyond.

By The Associated Press
Thursday, Nov. 7, 2013, 1:18 p.m.
 

PHILADELPHIA — The Democratic bastion of Philadelphia elected a Whig to public office.

Voters chose Robert “Heshy” Bucholz to be an election judge in the Rhawnhurst section of the city. He joined the Modern Whig party about three years ago.

Bucholz believes he may be the first Whig to win at the ballot box in Philadelphia in nearly 160 years. Residents chose Whig Robert T. Conrad as mayor in 1854.

Bucholz beat his Democratic opponent, 36-24, on Tuesday. As election judge, he's responsible for overseeing equipment and procedures at the polls.

Bucholz told The Associated Press on Thursday that Whigs represent a sensible middle path between Democrats and Republicans.

Four U.S. presidents have been Whigs — William Henry Harrison, John Tyler, Zachary Taylor and Millard Fillmore. The party largely disappeared in the 20th century, but was revived in 2007.

Subscribe today! Click here for our subscription offers.

 

 


Show commenting policy

Most-Read Stories

  1. Steelers RB Archer trying to catch up after tough rookie season
  2. Judge lets New Kensington Ten Commandments monument stand
  3. Steelers LB Timmons has grown into leadership role on defense
  4. Consol Energy reports deep loss, bigger Utica results
  5. Steelers notebook: Backup QB Gradkowski remains out with shoulder issue
  6. Rising East Liberty out of reach for Pittsburgh’s poor
  7. Pirates third baseman Ramirez’s last ride is about winning a ring
  8. Dollars and sense: High cost of child care keeps many out of work force
  9. Leisure, hospitality lead Pittsburgh area job gains
  10. Connellsville police search for armed robber
  11. Watering garden right during summer’s high temperatures makes difference