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Scott Alberts

Scott Alberts is a member of Democratic Socialists of America.

DSA elected official

The Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) today (11/9/17) announced that its membership now includes 15 new elected officials. This is in addition to 20 elected already in offices around the United States. On Tuesday the DSA was represented in 25 elections across 13 different states. Four of those running have national endorsements from the DSA, and many others were supported by our local chapters.

Scott Alberts (D) Treasurer, Upper Darby PA. was on the list.[1]

DSA Elected Officials, March 2019

From a March 6, 2019 by DSA National Electoral Committee statement "DSA Elected Officials Support Teacher Power and Working People Everywhere."

Endorsing Democratic Socialists of America members included Scott Alberts Treasurer, Upper Darby PA.

Philly DSA

Scott Alberts is the Democratic Socialists of America chapter’s Electoral Evaluation Committee chairman.

Alberts said that he had joined DSA two years ago, after years “looking for a socialist formation” wherein he could use his political skills. Back then, he said, the chapter felt tiny, like “20 people meeting at Fergie’s.” Then came the post-Sanders boom, during which Alberts took a break from DSA to win election as treasurer of nearby Upper Darby Township in 2017. By the time he rejoined DSA the Philly chapter was up to 750 members with about 150-200 members active in chapter and committee work. Alberts joined the EEC, telling me that electoral work is what distinguishes DSA: “If your theory of social change doesn’t include an electoral component, it’s just liberal activism.” Charged with implementing DSA’s electoral component, the EEC in this election evaluated and recommended candidates for endorsement, after a detailed questionnaire and interviews.[2]

Delco DSA founders


Resolution 7:18:03, July 2018 General Meeting of Philadelphia Democratic Socialists of America.

Establish Delaware County Branch

Authors: Scott Alberts

Co-Sponsors: Kristin Seale, Joe Qualtieri, Julie Qualtieri, Nicole Johns

Whereas, Philadelphia DSA membership is growing beyond the city limits of Philadelphia; and,

Whereas, members of Philadelphia DSA in Delaware County are interested in forming an official branch of the Local; and,

Whereas, the bylaws of Philadelphia DSA permit the formation of branches on the basis of geography; and,

Therefore be it resolved, that Philadelphia DSA adopt the following charter to establish a Delaware County Branch:


  1. [ DL 15 DSA Members Elected!, 2017 election Posted by Dsa 🌹 on 11.09.17 By Democratic Socialists of America]
  2. DL DSA Philly: Changing the World, 7000 Conversations At A Time Posted by Christine Lombardi on 05.19.18