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Gill gets GOP nod

Aizaz Gill

Aizaz Gill is the Republican nominee in the 172nd Legislative District after taking 65 percent of the vote in last week’s primary against Patrick Gushue.

Gill, who had party backing, led by only 29 votes among mail-in ballots but extended that margin during in-person voting. He won all three wards – the 56th, 58th and 63rd.

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“I want to thank Northeast Philadelphia Republicans for putting their trust in me,” he said from his election-night party at Loudenslager American Legion Post 366.

Gill will face Sean Dougherty, a fellow Chestnut Hill College graduate who defeated Rep. Kevin Boyle in the Democratic primary.

“I look forward to a united Republican Party,” he said.

Gill, president of the Burholme Civic Association, knocked on more than 4,000 doors and thanked George McClay for accompanying him on many of those trips. He also thanked ward leaders and his parents.

Gill wants to control spending and institute Lifeline Scholarships for students stuck in a low-performing school.

“And we’re going to impeach Larry Krasner. I’m going to try my best,” he said.

Republicans voted to impeach Krasner in 2022, but a Krasner court appeal has delayed a Senate trial that could lead to his removal.

Democrats now control the House 102-101 and would never allow a vote to impeach Krasner.

“Today begins the journey to flipping the House,” Gill said.

Among those celebrating Gill’s primary victory was former City Councilman Al Taubenberger.

“Aizaz worked really hard,” he said. “I was really impressed. He has a real shot at this come November.” ••

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