Lynne Abraham to Run for Mayor

An advisor to Lynne Abraham told the Inquirer the former Philadelphia District Attorney had decided to run for Philadelphia's top post.

Former Philadelphia District Attorney Lynne Abraham is going to run for mayor of Philadelphia, a source told the Inquirer. Abraham was the city’s district attorney from 1991 to 2010. Before that, she held a variety of jobs in Philadelphia government, including head of the Philadelphia Redevelopment Authority under Mayor Frank Rizzo.

Eleanor Dezzi, an advisor to Abraham, told the paper Abraham would likely make a formal announcement in November.

That brings the number of announced candidates for Philadelphia mayor to three, unless Milton Street announced while I wasn’t looking. Terry Gillen, an adviser to both Ed Rendell and Michael Nutter, announced she was running in June. Also today, Ken Trujillo formally announced his candidacy. Trujillo is the former city solicitor under Mayor John Street.

Philadelphia has never had a female mayor.


Previously: Lynne Abraham for Mayor?

Previously: Abraham tells us that the chances of her running for mayor are “looking good.”