Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Johnny Doc----Family Man!

Doc's wife, Cecilia Dougherty, determined and steadfast.

Daughter Erin runs the Charter school Doc founded.

Johnny Doc embracing Daughter Tara and Nephew George Fiocca

Doc is the type of guy that likes to take people under his wing. He's a husband, a father, a mentor, and a friend. He cares about people. He wants to make sure that folks can make a living wage. His neighborhood means the world to him, so much so, that he never left it. His love for all children, especially those kids that need a little extra help, is one of his shining points. As the past President of the Variety Club, a charity dedicated to handicapped children, Doc's raised millions of dollars for them and then some.

When he first ran for office, I attended his kick-off party. Here is my column from that day.
Doc Announces His Candidacy

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Pep Rally for Johnny Doc!

A Huge Crowd Out to Support Doc

Doc with Mummers Captain of the Shooting Stars Michael "Mickey" Adams and Southern Athletic Hall of Fame Member Ken Adams

Philadelphia Councilman Bill Green IV

Finnegan's Wake Restaurant Owner Mike Driscoll with Philadelphia Soul and ESPN radio announcer Joe Krause

I took these photos at McFadden's during a pep rally for Doc. I wrote about the event in my column, Within Walking Distance for The South Philadelphia Public Record
Here is the story about that evening.
Within Walking Distance-Pep Rally for Doc