Social Welfare exec seeks election in 164th Legislative District

An executive at an Upper Darby social welfare organization is seeking election to the state House of Representatives as a Republican in the 164th Legislative District.

Saud Siddiqui, the chief operating officer of the Upper Darby Caring Foundation, was endorsed Tuesday night by Republican committee members. Siddiqui formerly worked as a management and sales executive, according to a press release announcing his endorsement.

“Saud has been very active in Upper Darby and helping local residents,” Upper Darby GOP Chairman Paul McNichol said in a statement. “As COO of the Upper Darby Caring Foundation, Saud leads an organization that helps local residents overcome language barriers and bridge cultural divides. His involvement in a range of multicultural issues fits well with the diversity of the residents of the 164th district.”

Siddiqui is the only known Republican candidate who has declared his candidacy.

Incumbent Democrat Margo Davidson, of Upper Darby, faces two challengers in the Democratic primary — Billy Smith, of Lansdowne, and Dafan Zhang, of East Lansdowne.

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