One of Us: Milton Street
My full name is … T. Milton Street Sr.
I am a … community activist, son of two God-fearing parents, and candidate for Mayor of the City of Philadelphia.
The thing that I like most about myself is … the desire I have to make sure that everyone has a voice and is heard.
My greatest extravagance is … bike-riding through neighborhoods of Philadelphia.
The best book I’ve ever read is … the Bible.
My biblical hero is … Daniel — a true visionary.
Selling hot dogs taught me … the approach I used in the state legislature: Serve it while it’s hot.
Mayor Nutter … has squandered an opportunity to lead, by ignoring the workers of this city and our neighborhoods.
I say all the time that … through it all, I am a blessed man.
Prison was … an experience that helped me refocus, recommit, and understand that even the smallest mistakes carry consequences.
If I could do anything else for an occupation, I’d be … a preacher.
The best thing on TV is … “Iron Chef.”
The person I most envy is … Muhammad Ali. Still relevant. Still advocating for the human rights of others.
If I could switch places with one person for a day, it’d be … Midge Rendell. Strong. Confident. Independent. She’s amazing.
My favorite family memory is of … weekend picnics with my mother, father and two brothers.
My favorite spot in this city is … the West River Drive bike path.
My last meal on earth would be … a veggie burger on a grain roll.
The day after the election, I’ll be … standing in the middle of a crowd that once felt their voices were forgotten but now have realized their dreams.
People say my candidacy is a long shot. I say it’s … the best shot for “don’t counts” — people who think their votes don’t count.
When I’m Mayor, patronage and pay-to-play will be … No room for pay-to-play, but people who support you shouldn’t be treated worse than those who didn’t. As for patronage: A mayor must be able to hire the best person for the job to help advance his agenda.
One thing people misunderstand about me is … my passion and drive. I refuse to quit.
Being convicted of failure to file taxes shouldn’t matter to voters because … we’ve all made mistakes, but still deserve to be heard.