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Nikil Saval is a father, writer and community organizer, who was the first Asian American to be elected Democratic ward leader in Philadelphia. He’s proud to be raising his son, Ishaan, in South Philly with his wife, Shannon. In 2009, he organized boycotts with UNITE HERE against luxury hotel developers to fight for the rights of housekeepers. In 2013, he won back jobs for 1,000 cafeteria workers and noontime aides who had been laid off because of Corbett’s budget cuts to the Philadelphia School District. In 2016 he was a leader in the Bernie Sanders campaign and he co-founded Reclaim Philadelphia. In 2018, he organized campaigns to fight for change in the Democratic Party and became elected as ward leader of the Second Ward. Nikil is committed to justice for working people, whether white, black or brown. He will fight for a Philadelphia and Pennsylvania that works for the many and not the few.

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Our District

The First Senate District of Pennsylvania is one of the most extraordinary and dynamic places in the world. It includes Rittenhouse Square, Graduate Hospital, Society Hill, Old City, South Philly east of Broad, Fishtown, Kensington, Port Richmond, Fairmount, Packer Park, Girard Estates. It runs from the stadiums in the south to rowhouses in the north, from the banks of the Schuylkill to the steps of the Art Museum. 

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