Michael is a man of integrity and courage, having overcome being homeless in Philadelphia in 1978, living in the tunnels under Suburban Station and in Reading Terminal, to persevere and earn his undergraduate degree from Temple University and his law degree from the University of Pennsylvania.
Michael has dedicated his career to public service, leaving private law practice to manage Community Legal Services, the Minority Business Enterprises Council, and spending the past 6 and half years as a Senior Attorney in the City’s Law Department. Michael has run large organizations, led investigations, and fought for the people of Philadelphia at every turn.
Michael’s Vision for Philadelphia
- Michael will be the Controller to effectively audit the City’s agencies and to work with those agencies to assure openness, compliance and accountability, so taxpayer dollars to be better utilized.
- Michael knows the experience of the people of Philadelphia and has the clear priorities, the work ethic, and personal experience to assure that limited government resources are used to benefit, not burden, the people and businesses of this great City.
- Michael is not a career politician and will take the politics out of the Controllers office. Michael will assure that the city and its governmental agencies are serving the people in an open, ethical, and financially efficient way.
- Michael will work to make sure that Philadelphia is a great place to do business, with streamlined approval processes, less bureaucracy, and dedication to growth.