South Philly deserves a State Representative that is more present in the district and more creative in Harrisburg.  Tom Wyatt will be that Representative and fight for better jobs and wages for South Philly workers and a better future for South Philly kids.  

Tom knows the value and dignity of a family sustaining job, having grown up with blue collar parents and worked on factory floors to pay his way through college. He knows that the people of South Philly want better jobs and better wages to match their incredible work ethic and commitment to their families. Tom will help any South Philly resident who wants a job get a job through a placement program headquartered in his office.  And he will fight to protect good wages for people who have worked hard their entire life by passing wage protection legislation.

Tom is also a bulldog for public education.  As the father of a Philadelphia School District student, he knows the value of strong neighborhood schools and has worked to improve Jackson Elementary in his seven years living near the school.  In the State House, Tom will push for fair funding for Philadelphia schools and will advocate for a citizen's school board that ensures that the voices of parents and students is heard on the state and local levels.    

Finally, Tom knows our politics are broken.  He thinks that big money interests have perverted the political process and that our insular statewide election system has silenced the voices of too many voters.  Tom will practice what he preaches and is taking $0 from PACs, is limiting individual donations to $500, and supports open primaries, early voting options, and automatic voter registration.  


Show your support for this campaign by endorsing it and sharing why!

  • Paul Curtis endorsed

    “Tom is a great guy dedicated to doing the right thing. He is smart, committed and willing to roll up his sleeves and do the work.”

  • HORACE TIMMONS endorsed

    “Because in today's political climate we need to stand up straight forward guy whose only concern serving the people of his district having known time for years and being involved in Philadelphia politics since the 1980s I can say with certainty this is the guy we need I've seen them come up see him go he's nothing like anything I've ever seen the John and Shelby Timmons Foundation support Tom Wyatt and we are happy and proud to do so hope to see y'all at his Victory celebration let's go South Philly”

  • Fernando Treviño endorsed

    “Tom is a proven leader in our community. He has been involved in our schools, civic associations, and neighborhoods for years. He is not running because it’s something “cool” to do nowadays, he is running to continue his work and commitment to South Philly.”

  • Jacob Waters endorsed

    “Tom is a committed South Philadelphian ready to serve his community in an authentic way--so much so that he's saying no to PACs and any contributions greater than $500.”

  • Dena Zakaria Glaeser endorsed

    “He’s committed to doing the right thing for the people of Philadelphia!!”

  • Sarah Wyatt endorsed

    “I see first hand how devoted Tom is to the South Philadelphia community. He has been hard at work for years supporting our schools and neighbors. Tom’s dedication is reflected in the tens of hours he spends every week meeting voters and listening to the issues that are important to them. He will bring the same attention and dedication to representing this community in Harrisburg.”

  • George Patrick endorsed

    “One of the best business decisions I ever made was hiring Tom as a specialist in the highly technical area of securities law. He never disappointed. He was outstanding in his skill, judgment and hard work. Above all, he was always highly principled through the years we worked together. It is time now to decide whether one having those characteristics can achieve public office without the backing of a political machine. Only you and your donations can make that happen. Spread the word!”

  • Paul Schipul endorsed

    “Tom is one of the sharpest minds in Philadelphia and his commitment to South Philly is ironclad. We need more Democrats like Tom in office.”

  • Dan Beaty endorsed

    “Tom has a generous spirit with the passion and commitment work wonders for the people in his community.”

  • Joe Breen endorsed

    “Tom is not in this for himself. He is in this race for the South Philly community. He truly cares about this neighborhood and is omnipresent at every event in the neighborhood. He is ready to bring real change to South Philly by bringing in stable, well paying jobs, and a better public school system. I wouldn't be volunteering my time if Tom's message wasn't true to his values. He has already made many an impact in South Philly and will continue to make many more if he is elected to office.”

January 17, 2018

Getting Rolling!!


I'm humbled by the support this campaign has received so far.  From day one, this campaign has been about everyday people, not moneyed interests.  I firmly believe that Big Money has poisoned our political system, and I am proud that this campaign has relied exclusively on grassroots support -- we have taken $0 in PAC money and limited individual donations to $500.  
 
Today, I'm delighted to announce that we raised nearly $30,000 in 2017, and it's because of your generosity.   We have proven in the last two months that grassroots campaign which rejects Big Money can succeed, and I could not be more proud.
 
Now, with Election Day less than four months away, it is time for the campaign to make its case to voters in the 184th district, and the best way to spread our message of better jobs, better schools, and better politics is to knock on thousands of doors.
 
Will you join me on Sunday, January 21 as we rally volunteers and canvass the neighborhood?  We will have breakfast, coffee, and great company as we highlight the campaign's successes so far and then head out for a team canvass.  
 
Please consider spending your Sunday (before the Eagles' game!)  with the fantastic people on our campaign team.  With your help, we can ensure that South Philadelphia gets the representation it deserves in Harrisburg.
 
See you Sunday!
 
Event Details:

 
Tom Wyatt Volunteer Rally and Neighborhood Canvass
January 21, 2017 from 9:30 - 2:00
South Philadelphia Older Adult Center
1430 E. Passyunk Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19147
https://www.facebook.com/event...
Contact:  george@southphilly4tomwyatt.com
South Philly For Tom Wyatt
http://www.southphilly4tomwyat...

November 11, 2017

Campaign created!

Show your support for this campaign by endorsing it and sharing why!

  • Christopher Nevin endorsed

  • Phil Edelstein endorsed

  • Paul Curtis endorsed

    “Tom is a great guy dedicated to doing the right thing. He is smart, committed and willing to roll up his sleeves and do the work.”

  • Richard W Freeth V endorsed

  • HORACE TIMMONS endorsed

    “Because in today's political climate we need to stand up straight forward guy whose only concern serving the people of his district having known time for years and being involved in Philadelphia politics since the 1980s I can say with certainty this is the guy we need I've seen them come up see him go he's nothing like anything I've ever seen the John and Shelby Timmons Foundation support Tom Wyatt and we are happy and proud to do so hope to see y'all at his Victory celebration let's go South Philly”

  • Seth McDowell endorsed

  • Fernando Treviño endorsed

    “Tom is a proven leader in our community. He has been involved in our schools, civic associations, and neighborhoods for years. He is not running because it’s something “cool” to do nowadays, he is running to continue his work and commitment to South Philly.”

  • Jacob Waters endorsed

    “Tom is a committed South Philadelphian ready to serve his community in an authentic way--so much so that he's saying no to PACs and any contributions greater than $500.”

  • Wendi Wyatt endorsed

  • Dena Zakaria Glaeser endorsed

    “He’s committed to doing the right thing for the people of Philadelphia!!”

  • Tara Kelly endorsed

  • Sarah Wyatt endorsed

    “I see first hand how devoted Tom is to the South Philadelphia community. He has been hard at work for years supporting our schools and neighbors. Tom’s dedication is reflected in the tens of hours he spends every week meeting voters and listening to the issues that are important to them. He will bring the same attention and dedication to representing this community in Harrisburg.”

  • George Donnelly endorsed

  • Tom Wyatt endorsed

  • George Patrick endorsed

    “One of the best business decisions I ever made was hiring Tom as a specialist in the highly technical area of securities law. He never disappointed. He was outstanding in his skill, judgment and hard work. Above all, he was always highly principled through the years we worked together. It is time now to decide whether one having those characteristics can achieve public office without the backing of a political machine. Only you and your donations can make that happen. Spread the word!”

  • Paul Schipul endorsed

    “Tom is one of the sharpest minds in Philadelphia and his commitment to South Philly is ironclad. We need more Democrats like Tom in office.”

  • Dan Beaty endorsed

    “Tom has a generous spirit with the passion and commitment work wonders for the people in his community.”

  • Dax Roggio endorsed

  • Joe Breen endorsed

    “Tom is not in this for himself. He is in this race for the South Philly community. He truly cares about this neighborhood and is omnipresent at every event in the neighborhood. He is ready to bring real change to South Philly by bringing in stable, well paying jobs, and a better public school system. I wouldn't be volunteering my time if Tom's message wasn't true to his values. He has already made many an impact in South Philly and will continue to make many more if he is elected to office.”

  • John Schmiechen & Theodore Lewis endorsed

  • Marina Stamos endorsed

    “Tom sees that big money has too much influence over the lives of everyday S. Philadelphians and he's committed to putting the power back into our hands. My family and I are 100% in.”

  • Katherine Westbrook endorsed

  • Vincent Fumo endorsed

    “Tom is the real deal. He's exactly the kind of person you want in politics. He is forward thinking, pragmatic and honest.”