Al Taubenberger

(Philadelphia City Council chambers.  File photo by Steve Tawa)

At-Large Seats Among Contested Phila. City Council Races

In addition to candidates for mayor, Philadelphia voters today are also choosing their party’s nominees for all 17 seats on City Council.


(Taxi drivers sign up to testify at a hearing on driver safety conducted by the Philadelphia Parking Authority.  Credit: Pat Loeb)

Philadelphia Taxi Drivers Plead For Better On-The-Job Protections

Since May, when one taxi operator was murdered in West Philadelphia, other drivers have been stabbed, choked, beaten, threatened, and shot.


(Philadelphia city councilman-elect David Oh.  Credit: David Madden)

Taubenberger Concedes to David Oh in GOP At-Large City Council Race

The one unsettled City Council race in this month’s election is now decided, with attorney David Oh now the winner of that Republican at-large seat.


(The office of the Philadelphia City Commissioners, who oversee elections in the city.  Credit:  David Madden)

Philadelphia Commissioners Set To Certify GOP At-Large Council Election

Election night results showed David Oh leading Al Taubenberger by about 150 votes.


(Candidates Al Taubenberger, standing at left, and David Oh, standing at right, attend the City Commissioners' meeting the morning after the election.  Credit:  Mike Dunn)

GOP At-Large Council Candidates Eager For Resolution Of Very Tight Race

When the dust of Tuesday’s election settled, only about 150 votes separated David Oh and Al Taubenberger in the battle for one of two at-large Council seats reserved for the GOP.


(Philadelphia City Hall.  File photo by Tony Hanson)

Some City Council Races Wrap Quickly; Not So, At-Large GOP Seat

In Philadelphia, where Democratic registrations outpace Republicans by a 6-1 margin, several City Council races wrapped up quickly on Election Night.


Philadelphia Mayor Facing Underdog In Bid For 2nd Term

In his first bid for mayor, then-city councilman Michael Nutter swept to victory by better than a 4-to-1 margin over Republican business leader Al Taubenberger in a mild-mannered affair that ended with Taubenberger introducing his opponent as mayor-elect the next day.


(Frank Rizzo Jr., in file photo)

Rizzo Struggles Against ‘DROP’ For At-Large City Council Renomination

Philadelphia at-large city councilman Frank Rizzo Jr., was apparently having trouble in his re-election bid shaking the charge that he ran for another term despite having entered the city’s controversial “DROP” pension program.


Al Taubenberger to Seek Seat on Phila. City Council

The Republican, who ran unsuccessfully against Michael Nutter for mayor three years ago, says he’s ready to run again though, this time, for City Council.