Jim Hasher, the Republican candidate for the general city council seat in Tuesday’s election, will return to the polls in May, win or lose.
Torresdale’s Hasher faces Democrat Sharon Vaughan and liberal Mark Yurchak in a special election that left vacant seats due to the resignation of mayoral candidate Derek Green.
On Wednesday, Hasher held a fundraiser at the Ashburner Inn. He will also run in the May 16, 2023 primary, hoping to win a full four-year term.
Among those at the fundraiser was Drew Murray, the Republican candidate for another special election to Congress. Murray will face Democrat Jim Hariti and liberal Potica Bay, expected to run for mayor as Allan Domb’s resignation leaves the seat vacant.
Congressional candidate Aaron Bashir, City Elections Commissioner Seth Brustein and District Council 21 leader Joe Ashdale also participated in the fundraiser.
Hasher said he was humbled by the turnout of district leaders, union officials and some Democrats. He thinks the city council needs a small businessman.
Hasher is a married father of five boys and a longtime real estate agent with offices in Mayfair. He owns Jimmy’s Timeout Sports Pub and is president and athletic director of the Torresdale Boys Club. He ran for Congress in 1994.
His campaign has focused on supporting small businesses and law enforcement, as well as fighting opioid dealers and violent criminals. ••