District attorney candidates debate in the Northeast


Democrat Larry Krasner and Republic Beth Grossman debated at Cottage Green before next week’s election.

A pretty good crowd turned out last week at the Cottage Green to hear the two candidates for district attorney outline their platforms.

The Greater Northeast Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce, Northeast Victim Service and the Northeast Times sponsored the debate, which consisted of opening and closing statements and questions from a moderator. The city election commissioners’ office had a resource table and brought a voting machine for guests to view.

Democrat Larry Krasner and Republican Beth Grossman squared off on the evening of Oct. 25. ...During the debate, Krasner cited his representation of more than 10,000 clients. He described himself as a “change-maker” and gladly accepts the title of outsider, adding that Grossman will merely “tweak” the system. He wants the city to close what he calls the “antiquated” House of Correction.

“I have 30 years in court. That’s a lot of experience,” he said. “That’s how real change happens, a transformational change.”

Full article at northeasttimes.com