Philadelphia City Council Members
Philadelphia City Commissioner
Timothy L. DeFoor was sworn in as Pennsylvania’s 52nd Auditor General on January 19, 2021.
Tim started his career in public service as a Special Investigator with the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Office of Inspector General, where he investigated government and contractor fraud, waste and abuse within state government. Tim then went on to become a Special Agent with the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Office of Attorney General, investigating Medicaid fraud and illegal prescription drug diversion. Later he became a Fraud Investigator and Internal Auditor for the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center – Health Plan and various federal contractors.
In 2015, Tim was elected as Dauphin County Controller, where he quickly earned a reputation as a fiscal watchdog and trusted leader saving and recovering over $1 million of taxpayer dollars during his first term in office. He has also worked to create Dauphin County’s first Audit Division, and prepared the first Dauphin County Retirement Fund Report.
To protect taxpayers Tim also changed how Dauphin County reported its finances to a comprehensive, detailed and transparent financial report. His efforts earned his office Dauphin County’s first ever award for financial reporting from the Government Finance Officers Association.
With over 25 years of combined experience in law enforcement and auditing, in both public service and private industries, Tim is uniquely qualified to serve Pennsylvania citizens on day one.
Tim has a proven track record of fighting waste, fraud and abuse. He’ll work tirelessly to cut wasteful government spending to protect taxpayers and help create a stronger economy that allows businesses to create good paying jobs here in Pennsylvania.
Tim’s not a career politician and he’s tired of politics-as-usual in Harrisburg. Tim will work to end political loopholes like the “honor system” that allows state agencies to keep high-dollar, taxpayer funded contracts hidden from the public, so we know where our tax dollars are being spent.
Growing up in Harrisburg, Tim has always been committed to giving back to the community he loves. Tim currently serves on and is the former Chair of the Harrisburg Area Community College Foundation Board of Directors, State YMCA of Pennsylvania Board of Directors, and the Chris “Handles” Franklin Foundation Board of Directors. Tim is also a member of the Greater Harrisburg Area NAACP and the Pennsylvania State Fraternal Order of Police Lodge #78.
As the 78th Treasurer of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, businesswoman and retired U.S. Army Reserve Colonel Stacy Garrity is focused on transparency, cutting waste and fees, returning $3.5 billion in unclaimed property to its rightful owners, and making education affordable for Pennsylvanians.
Stacy understands the challenges that Pennsylvania families face, and she brings the same common sense that people use to manage their own finances to the Treasurer’s office.
After graduating from Sayre High School in Bradford County, Stacy earned a degree in finance and economics from Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania and later received a certificate from the Cornell University Business Management Institute.
While serving as a Colonel in the Army Reserve, Stacy received national attention for her decorated service on the battlefields of Iraq. While news raged about scandals involving prisoner abuse at other facilities, Stacy was highlighted for her stellar performance as one of the officers in charge of an internment camp for enemy combatants in Iraq.
Iraqis dubbed her “the Angel of the Desert” when her service at Camp Bucca in Southern Iraq resulted in a perfect record. She kept the camp secure and American troops safe without a single complaint of abuse from Iraqi soldiers interned there.
Stacy served a remarkable three deployments in defense of the United States: in 1991 in Operation Desert Storm, in 2003 in Operation Iraqi Freedom, and in 2008 in Operation Enduring Freedom. She was awarded the Bronze Star twice for exceptional service and received the Legion of Merit before retiring from the Army Reserve with the rank of colonel.
While serving in the Army Reserve, Stacy started work as a cost accountant at Global Tungsten & Powders Corp., a global supplier of refractory powders, and worked her way up to become the first of two female vice presidents at the company.
As the treasurer of Pennsylvania, Stacy oversees an office of approximately 340 employees and is tasked with protecting $110 billion in state assets. Among her many duties, she safeguards the financial health of the state, manages Pennsylvania’s 529 College and Career Savings Program and the PA ABLE Savings Program for disability-related expenses, and administers the unclaimed property program.
Stacy was elected on November 3, 2020, and was sworn into office on January 19, 2021.
As someone committed to her local community, Stacy also serves on the board of Bradford County United Way and is a trustee of Guthrie Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre.
Stacy is married to Daniel Gizzi, a project analyst at Corning Incorporated. She worships at both the Christian Life Church and Emory Baptist Church.
Martina White is a fighter for Northeast Philadelphia, a finance professional, and a four-term State Representative born and raised in Northeast Philadelphia. She first won her seat in a 2015 special election and has been reelected three times. As the only representative of Philadelphia serving in the state legislature's majority, she is a crucial voice for our city in Harrisburg. Rep. White serves in State House leadership as Caucus Secretary.
Brian O’Neill has served as a Republican member of the Philadelphia City Council since 1980. The son of a Philadelphia police officer, Councilman O’Neill graduated from Saint Joseph’s University in 1971 and Widener University School of Law in 1975.
Prior to his election, he was a Juvenile Probation Officer, Law Clerk in the Court of Common Pleas and attorney in private practice. Councilman O’Neill chairs City Council’s Technology and Information Services Committee.
Councilman Brian O’Neill is OUR voice for the 10th Council District in the Far Northeast section of Philadelphia. He is best known for service, accessibility, and preventing and fighting unwanted development in his district.
He is also a proactive supporter of volunteer non-profit organizations throughout his district. In addition to his City Hall office, Brian maintains four full-time district offices where he meets personally with constituents.
In City Hall, O'Neill fights to protect his district’s neighborhoods by investing in recreation centers, parks, and libraries. O'Neill’s main goal is preserving and improving the high quality of life that families in the Far Northeast have come to enjoy.