Chris Brennan reports that 73-year-old convicted tax evader Milton Street plans another, spoilery, quixotic run for mayor.
Street, who took 24 percent of the vote in the 2011 Democratic primary election for mayor, announced his candidacy in a 200-word Facebook past Sunday. Street was very critical in that post of state Sen. Anthony Hardy Williams, who is also expected to be a candidate for mayor next year.
Street said he was “seriously considering supporting” Williams but decided he “would be a disaster for the Black Community.” Street took issue with the $5 million the trio of founders of Susquehanna International Group invested in Williams’ 2011 run for governor due to his positions on charter schools and other education issues.
As Brennan points out: Street performed well in largely African American wards in 2011, and could dent Williams’ take enough to give City Controller Alan Butkovitz a path to victory. Assuming, of course, all of them run.