IF YOU THINK (at all) about Philly state lawmakers, what comes to mind?

Take a minute. Take two.

Not much positive, right?

Well, without getting any hopes up, meet freshman Philly state Sen. Art Haywood.

He is, by any measure, apart from the pack, separate from the stream of sameness the city tends to send to Harrisburg.

He did not come up through Democratic City Committee. He did not work for a politician. Most ward leaders didn’t support him in last year’s primary.


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