Pennsylvania State Senator, Likely Philly Mayoral Candidate To Discuss Shale Gas Drilling, Law Enforcement, Education Issues at National Press Club "NEWSMAKER" Media Briefing

Mar 19, 2014, 12:06 ET from National Press Club

WASHINGTON, March 19, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Press Club Newsmakers Committee will host Pennsylvania Democratic State Senator and leading Philadelphia Mayoral candidate Anthony Williams at 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 26 in the Club's Murrow Room, on the 13th Floor of the National Press Building, 529 14th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 

Williams is a rising African-American star on the political scene, having served in the Pennsylvania State Legislature since 1988.  Williams, whose district includes large areas of Philadelphia, is a leading candidate and widely expected to run for Mayor in 2015. 

Williams, a strong and vocal supporter of shale gas development in Pennsylvania, is expected to discuss the importance of the shale boom and what it has meant to urban populations who benefit from affordable energy and meaningful employment opportunities. Williams has also been a leader on education issues, serving as an original architect of Pennsylvania's landmark charter school legislation (a controversial issue now in some inner cities like New York) and legislation that ensured that retired public school teachers could return to the classroom in cases of teacher shortages.

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CONTACT: Frank Maisano, NPC Newsmakers Committee/host, 202 828-5864,

SOURCE National Press Club