Philadelphia Federation of Teachers Endorse Al Taubenberger


 PHILADELPHIA, PA  —  The Philadelphia Federation of Teachers (PFT) has endorsed Republican Al Taubenberger for Philadelphia City Council (At-Large).  The formal endorsement vote and announcement took place at the PFT Executive Board’s evening meeting of September 29, 2015.

“Throughout our endorsement process, Al Taubenberger demonstrated a clear understanding of the serious concerns of the Philadelphia Federation of Teachers,” said PFT President Jerry Jordan.  “Al understands that, in order to improve outcomes for the school children of Philadelphia, it’s incumbent upon city and state government officials to fully support the talented men and women of the PFT.  We are proud to endorse Al for City Council.”

The coveted endorsement of the Philadelphia Federation of Teachers is the third high-profile union endorsement of Taubenberger’s candidacy, following the earlier endorsements of Philadelphia Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 5 and Philadelphia Firefighters & Paramedics Union Local 22.

“I am deeply humbled by the endorsement of the Philadelphia Federation of Teachers,” says Taubenberger.  “I am a proud product of Philadelphia’s public schools system, as are all of my children.  My wife is a retired public school teacher and a member in good standing of the PFT. Our city’s dedicated, unionized public school teachers, administrators and nurses are the first and best line of defense to ensure that the city’s children are well-educated in safe and nurturing school environments.  The members of the PFT are deserving of our respect and support.  If I am fortunate enough to be elected to City Council, I will be a strong advocate for the PFT and the school children of Philadelphia.”

Al Taubenberger FOP Endorsement

Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 5 Endorses Al Taubenberger



 PHILADELPHIA, PA   —  The Philadelphia Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) Lodge 5 has formally endorsed Republican nominee Al Taubenberger for an At-Large City Council seat in the Tuesday, November 3rd General Election.  The announcement was made today by FOP Lodge 5 President John McNesby.

“Al Taubenberger is an honorable man who deeply respects the men and women of the Philadelphia Police Department. Throughout his distinguished career in government and business, he has always had our backs.  We are honored to endorse Al for City Council in the General Election,” said McNesby.

The coveted endorsement of Philadelphia’s police officers gives Taubenberger a clean sweep of the city’s revered first responders, following the recent endorsement of his candidacy by the members of Philadelphia Firefighters & Paramedics Union Local 22. Respect for those in law enforcement runs deep in the Taubenberger family.  Al’s son, Matt, is a Pennsylvania State Trooper.

“I have always had the utmost respect for all those in law enforcement and am honored by the endorsement of Philadelphia’s police officers,” said Taubenberger. “I thank President McNesby, his executive board, and our men and women in blue, not only for this valuable endorsement, but for their selfless and valorous service to the people of Philadelphia. I look forward to their support and votes on Election Day.”

Philadelphia Firefighters Union Local 22 Endorses Al Taubenberger


PHILADELPHIA, PA — Philadelphia Firefighters & Paramedics Union Local 22 has announced its official endorsement of Al Taubenberger for Philadelphia City Council. The announcement was made by Andrew Thomas, President of Firefighters Local 22.

“I am deeply honored to receive the endorsement of the city’s firefighters and paramedics,” said Taubenberger. ‎ “I hold the brave men and women of the Philadelphia Fire Department in the highest regard and, as Councilman, will fight to make sure they receive the support, resources and respect they deserve.”

“The men and women of Firefighters and Paramedics Union Local 22 appreciate Al Taubenberger’s support and commitment to advocating on our behalf as a member of City Council,” said Local 22 President Andrew Thomas. “Al has always had great respect for the city’s firefighters and all first responders. We know he’ll always have our backs and that’s why we are pleased and proud to endorse Al for City Council.”

Taubenberger Backs State Rep. Martina White’s Legislation Supporting the FOP

On the morning of September 2nd, State Representative Martina White, and FOP Lodge 5 President John McNesby held a press conference to talk about Rep. White’s legislation which would stop the release of names of Police Officers, involved in a shooting, except in cases where they are charged with a crime as a result of the shooting.

I support this legislation because it is important to protect the safety of our police officers and their families. By releasing the name of Officers involved in shootings (who are not charged with a crime) the lives of those police officers and their family members are put unnecessarily at risk. Members of our Police Department, who protect and serve our community, deserve better.

Al’s Birthday Bash and Fundraiser

It was a packed house at the Danube Swabian Association on August 18th as City Council at-Large candidate Al Taubenberger celebrated his birthday. In attendance were a who’s who of Philadelphia Republican Party figures such as City Commissioner Al Schmidt, PA State Representative. Martina White (170th Legislative District) Councilman Brian O’Neill (10th Council District), Party Chairman and PA State Representative. John Taylor (177th Legislative District). But attendance was not limited to current elected officials, familiar figures from yesteryears were also present including former Party Chairman Vito Canuso, Former Speaker of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives John Perzel and Former Councilman Jack Kelly were also present. In fact, it was the former Councilman Jack Kelly who introduced Al Taubenberger to a standing ovation as Kelly stated that is “Taubenberger Time“.

With family, friends and allies present an enthusiastic Al Taubenberger took the stage to the Rocky theme. Al was in his element as he passionately talked about the problems facing Philadelphia and how he would go about creating more jobs, lowering taxes, bettering the Quality of Life in our neighborhoods, and increasing public safety.

We are including a few scenes from the event int the pictures below.

For those of you who attended Al’s Birthday Bash and Fundraiser, we would like to offer our sincere gratitude for brightening up the room with your presence!

And to those who missed it, we look forward to seeing you at the next one.


Al on Stage 2

Al on Stage

On stage, Al Taubenberger addresses the crowd on the problems facing Philadelphia and how he would fix them.

Al, Mark Wuller, John Taylor, and Vincent Emmanuel

With Party Chairman John Taylor, 56th Ward Leader Mark Wuller, and longtime friend and supporter Vincent Emmanuel

Mr and Mrs Taubenberger

Mr and Mrs Taubenberger. For the men reading this, here is a ProTip – Despite the fact that it was his Birthday Bash, our Pal Al took the time to dedicate a song to his wife.

Al and State Representative Martina White

Al with Pa. State Representative Martina White who does a great job representing the 170th Legislative District.

Al and Councilman O'Neill

Al with Councilman Brian O’Neill who represents the 10th Council District

Al, Melissa, Ross, Walt, Dominic

Al with Melissa Murray Bailey (GOP Candidate for Mayor), Walt Vogler (21st GOP Ward Leader), Ross Feinberg (Candidate for Register of Wills) and Dominic Chiavaroli (1st GOP Ward Leader)

Shining Stars of the Philly GOP

Stars of the Philadelphia Republican Party turned out to celebrate with and support Al including Commissioner Al Schmidt, Honorable Jack Kelly, Councilman Brian O’Neill, former Party Chairman Vito Canuso, former Former Speaker of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives John Perzel, Candidate for Mayor Melissa Murray Bailey, Candidate for Register of Wills Ross Feinberg and Pa. State Representative Martina White.

Al and the Grand Kids

Enlisting a bit of help in blowing out the candles, Al asked all 4 of his grandchildren to join him.