By Amaris Elliott-Engel
Of the Legal Staff
District Attorney candidate Seth Williams has continued to solidify his strength in the district attorney race by winning the endorsement of Liberty City Democratic Club, a Philadelphia lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender political group.
Liberty City has been effective, since its founding in 1994, in turning out its voting members and is an important force in the progressive wing of the city’s Democratic Party.
When asked if Williams is consolidating support among a base of blacks and liberals, Dan Fee, Williams' campaign manager, said he'd let other people make that determination. But Fee said: "Seth has been campaigning across the city with every constituency."
Williams also earned the significant endorsements of the Black Clergy of Philadelphia and Vicinity and the Fraternal Order of the Police Lodge #5.
Williams' competitors in the May 19 primary include Dan McCaffery, Dan McElhatton, Michael Turner and Brian Grady.
Also, Liberty City endorsed Philadelphia Common Pleas Judges Dan Anders, Joyce Eubanks and Angeles Roca, appointees to the court who must run in the May 19 primary, as well as attorneys Jonathan Q. Irvine, Diane Thompson, Donna Woelpper and Sharon Williams-Losier for the seven openings on the Court of Common Pleas.
Liberty City endorsed attorneys Dawn A. Segal, Christine Adair, Joseph C. Waters Jr. and Charles Hayden for the four openings on the Municipal Court.