The Candidate Conversations Series: Anthony Williams May Well Be Philly’s Next Mayor—Meet Him Next Week

Join us for this free event on Wednesday, April 15.

Candidate conversations

Tony Williams. | Photo by Jeff Fusco.

State Senator Anthony Williams has represented West Philly in Harrisburg since he was 31 years old. He ran for governor in 2010, and has become probably the state’s leading Democratic advocate of school choice—the notion that governments should give parents the option to send their kids to an array of charter schools and private schools, not just the local neighborhood public school.

Williams is a potent candidate. He’s backed by Bob Brady and much of the city’s Democratic party apparatus. A deep-pocketed Super PAC—funded largely by a trio of wealthy suburban traders who back Williams’ school policies—is supporting his campaign with a huge TV ad blitz. And as the only high-profile African American candidate in the field, Williams has a built-in advantage over his chief rivals, Jim Kenney and Lynne Abraham.

A lot of smart people think Williams will be the city’s next mayor. Come see if he has what it takes on Wednesday, April 15, at 6 p.m.

It’s the next event in Philadelphia magazine’s Candidate Conversations, a series of free, public interviews with the mayoral contenders that we believe gives voters an opportunity not just to hear some talking points, but to actually get to know the candidates. This isn’t just another forum, where the candidates can deliver scripted lines and go unchallenged by the moderator. These events are in-depth and unpredictable.

Join us!

Event Details

  • When: Wednesday, April 15. 6 p.m. — 7:30 p.m.
  • Where: The Graham Building, 30 S. 15th Street, with an amazing view of City Hall.
  • Register: HERE.