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City Life

Here Are All the Philly Write-In Votes From the November Election

Philadelphia’s new voting machines may have some issues (if you haven’t read this alarming New York Times story about what happened in Northampton County on […]

City Life

Your No-B.S. Guide to Philly’s 2019 General Election

At the polls on Tuesday, you’ll have the opportunity to vote for mayor, City Council seats, city commissioner and more. Mayor Jim Kenney is up for reelection, facing […]

City Life

I’m a Democratic Ward Leader. Here’s Why I’m Voting for Kendra Brooks and Nicolas O’Rourke.

I have served as the elected Democratic leader of the 2nd Ward, in South Philadelphia, since June 2018. I got involved in local politics because […]

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City Life

For Philly City Council, Incumbency Doesn’t Mean What It Used To

Earlier this year, City Councilman Allan Domb proposed a bill to stamp a 12-year cap on his and his colleagues’ time in office. Term limits […]

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City Life

Philly Has Never Elected a Woman as Sheriff. These Candidates Want to Change That.

The momentum that ushered in America’s unprecedented wave of women office-holders will be put to the test in the May primary — and not just […]

City Life

Allan Domb Wants City Council Term Limits. His Colleagues Aren’t Fans.

Philadelphia City Council member Allan Domb wants fresher ideas — and colleagues. Domb introduced a bill this week to cap City Council members’ time in office to three […]

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City Life

Asa Khalif Says He’s Running for City Council

Most people who have run for City Council in Philadelphia have never put a Ku Klux Klan hood on the head of the Frank Rizzo […]

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City Life

This Pizza-Giving, MAGA-Protesting Bike Messenger Says He’s Running for City Council

Back in May, I interviewed memorable Philadelphia bike messenger, protester, and pizza giveaway king Joe Cox for Biz Philly. We talked about his omnipresent dogs, […]

City Life

In Philly, Independents and Third-Party Voters Now Outnumber Republicans

For apparently the first time in Philadelphia’s history, there are more registered independents and third-party voters in the city than Republicans. That’s according to the City […]

City Life

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. 

City Life

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 […]

City Life

Philly Lawmakers Weren’t Up for Reelection in 2016, but They Raised $2M

Philadelphia City Council members aren’t up for reelection until 2019, but they raised almost $2 million combined last year, according a report by City & State. […]

Citified

How To Win Elections Without the Democratic Machine

(Editor’s Note: This is an op-ed from Andrew Stober, an independent candidate in the 2015 general election.) This year, I ran for City Council at-large as […]

Citified

The GOP City Council At-Large Race Is Too Close To Call

The most fascinating race in Philadelphia’s municipal election is too close to call. With almost 98 percent of voting precincts posting their results, Republican Councilman David Oh and GOP challenger Al […]

Citified

The No-Bullshit Philadelphia Election Guide

Click to read more stories from this week’s Philadelphia Sunday. Not a subscriber? Sign up for free! It was over before it started. That’s what a […]