Same As The Old Boss: Familiar Faces Dominate Philly Primaries

MyFox Philly reports on Tuesday’s city primary election:

Philadelphia City Controller Alan Butkovitz has faced down two challengers for the Democratic nomination in his campaign for a third term as the city’s fiscal watchdog.

Butkovitz beat tax-overhaul advocate Brett Mandel and attorney Mark Zecca in Tuesday’s primary in a city where Democrats outnumber Republicans nearly 9-1. He will take on GOP businessman Terry Tracy in November.

The Daily News adds:

WITH YESTERDAY’S snoozefest primary election behind us, the next race to watch out for is the fall contest between District Attorney Seth Williams and Republican challenger Daniel “Danny” Alvarez.

Both Williams and Alvarez were unopposed yesterday.

Alvarez, 35, who worked as a prosecutor for eight years in the D.A.’s gun unit and the child support enforcement unit, is now in private practice.

And NewsWorks reports on the election whose results might never matter:

Earlier this year, a federal grand jury indicted several Philadelphia Traffic Court judges in an allegedly widespread ticket-fixing plot. That didn’t stop Philadelphians from nominating candidates for Traffic Court judge in Tuesday’s primary election. With 95 percent of precincts reporting, the apparent winners in the Democratic primary were Omar Sabir, Marnie Aument-Loughrey and Donna DeRose.

The judicial hopefuls might not ever sit on the bench, though. The Pennsylvania Senate recently passed legislation that would abolish the court.