Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Congressional Candidate Visits AHCA Member Facility

State Rep. Evans visits patient Mary Lawson 
Drew Thies 

State Rep. Dwight Evans of Philadelphia visited an AHCA member facility to meet with residents ahead of the November election. Evans recently secured the Democratic Party nomination for Pennsylvania’s 2nd Congressional District.

The event took place at Genesis Powerback – City Center, which provides state-of-the-art post-acute rehabilitation and care for residents of Philadelphia and the surrounding area. Pictured is Evans with one of the patients, Ms. Mary Lawson.

Evans secured the nomination in the reliably Democratic-leaning district after beating incumbent Representative Chaka Fattah. Rep. Fattah held the seat for 11 terms prior to his defeat, the first incumbent loss in the 2016 election cycle.

Evans, a native of Philadelphia, was first elected to the Pennsylvania State House of Representatives in 1980 and became Democratic Chairman of the Appropriations Committee in 1990. In 2010, Evans was named one of the ten most influential African-Americans in the city by the Philadelphia Tribune.

The event marks the beginning of a busy summer for AHCA/NCAL members, as lawmakers seek to visit patients and residents ahead of the November election. If you would like to host a facility or community tour for a Member of Congress, please contact Matt Smyth or Drew Thies

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