2023 Power Player
After heavy losses in the 2022 Pennsylvania Democratic primary (backing Conor Lamb … oops!), Boyer licked his wounds and won big this year when he placed all his bets on the city’s eventual Democratic mayoral nominee, Cherelle Parker. Not only did the Building Trades leader rally union support; he co-founded the new Black Leadership PAC to provide additional muscle. The question of who will succeed Johnny Doc as Philly labor’s king-and-queen-maker feels very answered.