Clarke, Butkovitz Lead Mayoral Field
A poll featuring likely Philly mayoral candidates puts City Council President Darrell Clarke at the head of the field with 14 percent, followed closely by City Controller Alan Butkovitz at 12 percent. But many, many Philadelphians still haven’t found a candidate to back — the election isn’t until next year after all — 41 percent are undecided.
Former Councilman (and former Republican, now Democrat) Frank Rizzo Jr. was the only other candidate to hit double digits in the poll. Other candidates were Councilman James F. Kenney with 7 percent; former State Sen. T. Milton Street with 4 percent; State Sen. Anthony Hardy Williams with 2 percent; and former City Solicitor Ken Trujillo with 1 percent.
The poll was commissioned by Butkovitz’s still-unofficial campaign.