Is Doug Oliver For Real? Meet Him & Judge For Yourself

Philly Mag's Candidate Conversations series kicks off Monday with Doug Oliver. Join us.

Doug Oliver, Mayor's Press Secretary. Copyright City of Philadelphia. Photograph by Mitchell Leff.

Doug Oliver. Photograph by Mitchell Leff.

Doug Oliver is a wild card in the 2015 mayoral election. He’s the 40-year-old kid in an aging field, the first-time candidate vying against (mostly) lifelong politicians. He’s an underdog, yes, but an intriguing one.

Oliver more than held his own in the first mayoral forum of the election Thursday, and former Governor Ed Rendell has taken a shine to Oliver, counseling him and hinting that he might raise cash for Oliver or even, just maybe, endorse him.

Come judge for yourself if Oliver is ready for primetime. On Monday at 6 p.m., Citified’s Holly Otterbein will grill the candidate on his readiness for the job and his plans for the city. It’s the first in Philadelphia magazine’s Candidate Conversations series.

JOIN US. The event is free, you’ll have a chance to ask Oliver a question or two of your own, and you’ll get a handle on his qualities. Venturef0rth, one of the city’s premier co-working spots, is hosting the event. Here are the details:

Location: 417 N. 8th Street, Suite 201. There is free, on premises parking available.
Time: 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Register: RSVP for this free event here.