City Elections

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Internal Poll Shows City Controller Race Is Closer Than You Might Think

A poll conducted on behalf of Rebecca Rhynhart shows incumbent City Controller Alan Butkovitz ahead by three points. 

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Report: Philly Sees Drop in Election Board Candidates

There are many ways to get involved in the age of President Donald Trump. One option – a crucial one – would be to run for […]

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City Commissioner Stephanie Singer Gets A Chance To Fight for Her Political Life

A judge has scheduled a hearing on the motions filed by City Commissioner Stephanie Singer to try to bring her reelection campaign back from the dead, her lawyer says. On Monday, […]

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The Brief: Will Stephanie Singer, Milton Street Survive Ballot Challenge Season?

A dozen candidates found out last week that legal challenges had been filed against them to try to kick them off the May 19th primary ballot. […]

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Another Fattah Is Running for Office

Fran Fattah — yes, of the Fattah family — is running for judge in Philadelphia’s Court of Common Pleas. The Democrat filed nomination petitions due […]

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Philly, These Three Questions Could Be on Your May Ballot

The Philadelphia City Council passed legislation this week that would put three questions on the ballot in the May 19th primary. These are the pesky little queries that […]

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How the Fight for Gay Rights Could Decide the City Council Race

Philadelphia is one of the most-gay friendly cities in the United States. It has strong LGBT advocacy groups, a strong LGBT tourism scene, and strong laws […]

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Education Firebrand Helen Gym Lands Big Union Endorsement, Donation for Council

It’s official: The firebrand education activist Helen Gym says she is running for Democratic City Council At-Large in the May 19th primary. Though she hasn’t made […]

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Jim Kenney: Pa. Could Sell Legal Pot in State Stores

A day before he was scheduled to formally announce his candidacy for mayor, Jim Kenney spoke about pot decriminalization to dozens of students at Temple University. Kenney, a former City Councilman, appeared […]

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Council At-Large Challengers Rival Incumbents in Cash Game

Fundraising in the Democratic Council at-large race | Create infographics Philadelphia will elect at least one new City Council at-large member this year. And unless hell […]

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After First Round, Kenyatta Johnson Vs. Ori Feibush a Cash Draw

The race for Philadelphia’s 2nd Council District seat is proving to be one of the best political showdowns this year. Incumbent 2nd District Councilman Kenyatta Johnson and challenger Ori […]

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Half of City Council Just Got Cybersquatted

Go to MarkSquilla.com, and you won’t find a word about the South Philadelphia Councilman bearing its name. JannieBlackwell.com, too, has nary a sentence about the longtime Councilwoman representing parts of West Philadelphia. […]

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Q&A: Marian Tasco Explains Why She’s Quitting Council

A day after Council President Darrell Clarke announced that he won’t be running for mayor, veteran Councilwoman Marian Tasco came out with the huge news that she won’t […]

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Marian Tasco to Retire From Council

[UPDATE, 11:40 a.m.] City Council President Darrell L. Clarke on Tuesday issued the following statement on 9th District Councilwoman Marian Tasco’s announcement that she will […]

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Paul Steinke, Former Reading Terminal Manager, Will Announce City Council Bid

The Philadelphia City Council at-large race is starting to get crowded. Democrat Paul Steinke, who stepped down from his position as general manager of the […]