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Nelson Diaz


Op-Ed: Kenney Broke His Campaign Promises to Minorities and the Poor

(Editor’s note: This is an opinion column from guest writer Nelson Diaz. Diaz is a former Common Pleas judge and former general counsel for the […]


Johnny Doc Won the Mayor’s Race, Says Former Candidate Nelson Diaz

Former Democratic mayoral candidate Nelson Diaz has a fascinating interview with Sabrina Vourvoulias at Al Dia. Read her story here. The most immediately newsworthy bits […]


Party Hopping: Scenes From Philly’s Big Election Night Bashes

Last night, Philadelphia magazine dispatched reporters to most of the Democratic mayoral candidates’ Election Day parties (sorry, Milton Street) to document the agony and the ecstasy […]


Jim Kenney Wins in Historic Landslide

Updated 5/20/2015 with nearly final election results. Jim Kenney won the Democratic mayoral primary in dominating fashion Tuesday night, capturing neighborhoods across the city in a […]


The Brief: This Is The Only Philly Voter’s Guide You’ll Need Today

Dear God, it’s here. Today is Election Day. The stakes are high: This is Philadelphia’s first competitive mayoral primary in eight years. Plus, candidates for City Council, […]


The Case for Nelson Diaz

(Editor’s note: This week on Citified we’re featuring op-eds from supporters of the mayoral candidates. Monday, Ken Trujillo endorsed Jim Kenney. Tuesday, Ajay Raju made the […]


New Nelson Diaz Ad Piles on Jim Kenney

Another ad bashing mayoral frontrunner Jim Kenney is on the tube. Former city solicitor Nelson Diaz unveiled his first campaign advertisement Wednesday, which takes Kenney to task on police accountability and attacks state Sen. […]


The Brief: Why the “Philly Is Baltimore” Protest Was Mostly Peaceful

1. The “Philly Is Baltimore” Protest Was “Tensely Peaceful,” and That’s a Good Thing The Gist: After riots and looting broke out this week in Baltimore in the wake of […]


The Brief: How Would Philly’s Mayoral Candidates Prevent Riots Here?

1. As Baltimore struggles to move on from this weeks’s riots, the mayor’s race turns to the issue of police and community relations. The gist: Yesterday, […]


The Brief: Ed Rendell Endorses Candidate for … Council?

1. Ed Rendell Throws His Weight Behind Council Contender Paul Steinke The Gist: Former Gov. and Mayor Ed Rendell is backing Democrat Paul Steinke, a past general manager […]


Here’s Why (Insert Your Favorite Candidate’s Name) Will Win the Mayor’s Race

There are just 29 days remaining before Philadelphians choose the city’s next mayor. It doesn’t feel that way; not given how low voter interest appears to […]


Tonight: Drink Away Your Fears About Philly’s Future with Citified’s Mayoral Debate Drinking Game

The first televised mayoral debate of 2015 airs tonight at 7 p.m. on NBC10. This matters for a whole lot of grown-up reasons. It’s also an excuse […]


The Brief: Dems Ditch Council Candidate with Crazy Facebook Page

It seems even Philadelphia’s Democratic City Committee has its limits. Manny Morales, who is challenging 7th district City Council incumbent, Maria Quiñones Sánchez no longer has […]


Suit: Milton Street Can’t Run Because He’s an Independent from New Jersey

Just four days after Milton Street launched his campaign for mayor, a local union leader is trying to eject him from the May 19th primary ballot. A legal challenge filed […]

City Life

Diaz: Replace SRC With Parent-Led Board

Mayoral candidate Nelson Diaz is proposing to scrap the School Reform Commission and replace it with a parent-led school board to make major decisions for […]