Jonathan J.R. Rowan endorsed by former City Council President Anna Verna

Former City Council President Anna Verna today announced her endorsement of South Philly native Jonathan J.R. Rowan’s campaign for state representative.

“I’ve seen the work J.R. Rowan has done over 20 years and I know he understands South Philadelphia,” said Verna. “He will continue to fight in Harrisburg for our communities, schools, seniors and working families.”

Jonathan J.R. Rowan endorsed by State Representative Maria Donatucci

State Representative Maria Donatucci today announced her endorsement of South Philly native Jonathan J.R. Rowan’s campaign for state representative.

“J.R. Rowan has worked for South Philadelphia communities for twenty years and I know he will be an important ally for me as I fight for increased funding for our schools, family-sustaining jobs, and common-sense gun laws,” said Donatucci. “J.R. will hit the ground running on his first day in office.”

Jonathan J.R. Rowan endorsed by Pennsylvania AFL-CIO

Jonathan J.R. Rowan endorsed by Pennsylvania AFL-CIO

The Pennsylvania AFL-CIO this week announced their endorsement of South Philly native Jonathan J.R. Rowan’s campaign for state representative.

“The Pennsylvania AFL-CIO is proud to endorse Jonathan ‘JR’ Rowan in the 184th State House District,” said Pennsylvania AFL-CIO President Rick Bloomingdale. “We know that J.R. is committed to helping the working families of South Philadelphia and will fight for economic opportunities for all his constituents.  If elected, J.R. will be a great advocate for his community and working people.”

Jonathan Rowan submits over 3,000 nominating signatures for 184th state house district

Jonathan Rowan submits over 3,000 nominating signatures for 184th state house district

South Philly native Jonathan “JR” Rowan today finalized his submission of over 3,000 signatures to get on the Democratic ballot for state representative in the 184th state house district.

“I’ve lived in this district all my life, and the widespread support of South Philadelphia Democrats demonstrates the strength of my campaign,” said Rowan. “I’m tremendously grateful to all the volunteers and Democratic committee people who helped me secure my place on the ballot.”

Bill Ciancaglini endorses Jonathan “JR” Rowan for State Representative

This past weekend, local attorney Bill Ciancaglini withdrew from the race for the Democratic nomination for the 184th State House District and endorsed longtime community organizer Jonathan “JR” Rowan.

“Bill’s endorsement is important to me and will help me build support across South Philadelphia for my campaign,” said Rowan. “Harrisburg can be a tough place, especially for a Democrat, and we need a fighter with experience who can bring back the resources our communities need starting on day one.”

JR kicked off his campaign this past weekend by canvassing several South Philadelphia neighborhoods. He also launched a campaign Facebook page (www.facebook.com/JRforSouthPhilly) and website (www.jrforsouthphilly.com), and will be opening a campaign office in coming weeks.

JR is a lifelong resident of South Philadelphia and has served our community for 20 years in the district offices of two state senators. He has also been involved locally as a coach at EOM Athletic Association, youth sports organizer, board member of Victims Witness Services of South Philadelphia, honorary board member of the South Philadelphia Civic Association, and Democratic Executive Committee Representative.