Pennsylvanians To Head To Polls For Primary Day

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Pennsylvania voters will go to the polls Tuesday. In Philadelphia, the major parties will choose candidates for District Attorney, City Controller and judgeships.

Seven democrats are vying to replace DA Seth Williams, currently awaiting trial on corruption charges.

All seven are running on a reform agenda.

Progressive billionaire George Soros decided defense attorney Larry Krasner was the reform-iest, awarding him a huge campaign contribution.

Former managing director Rich Negrin finds that odd, given that the Soros fund’s mission is to improve diversity and Negrin would be the first Latino to hold the seat.

The youngest candidate, Jack O’Neill has labor backing.

Theresa Carr Deni is the only woman in the race.

Tariq El-Shabazz, is the only African-American candidate.

Rounding out the field is former federal prosecutor Joe Khan and real estate developer Michael Untermayer.

For the Republicans, Beth Grossman is the only candidate.

The nomination for city controller also on the ballot.

Incumbent Alan Butkovitz is facing Rebecca Rhynhart, while Republican Mike Tomlinson is unopposed.

Nine seats on Philadelphia’s Court of Common Pleas and two seats on Municipal Court are on the ballot, so are spots for election officials in all voting divisions in the city.

Statewide, nominations up for grabs for a single Pennsylvania Supreme Court seat, four Superior Court, and two for Commonwealth Court.

Turn-out is expected to be light.

KYW’s Tim Jimenez also contributed to this story.. 

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