Anthony Williams

(Anthony WIlliams speaks with supporters as he concedes the Democratic nomination for mayor to Jim Kenney.  Photo by Steve Tawa)

Anthony Williams Concedes With Call To Address Philadelphia’s Challenges

Anthony Williams told his supporters that the election may be over, but the values and issues that brought them together persist.

05/19/2015

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Philadelphia’s 2015 Democratic Mayoral Candidates

The Philadelphia mayoral primary takes place May 19, 2015.

05/18/2015

Left to right: Lynne Abraham, Jim Kenney and Anthony Williams.
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Philadelphia Mayoral Candidates Make Final Push Ahead Of Primary Election

The vision is the same for all candidates. Anthony Williams, Lynne Abraham and Jim Kenney all want safer streets, better schools, and a thriving economy.

05/17/2015

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Anthony Williams Downplays Polling Data Showing Jim Kenny With Strong Lead In Philadelphia Mayor’s Race

Mayoral candidate Anthony Williams maintains his campaign remains “competitive” leading up to Tuesday’s Democratic primary in Philadelphia, despite polling data that shows Jim Kenney with a substantial lead.

05/16/2015

(Mayor Nutter, far left, and police commissioner Charles Ramsey, second from left, pay their respects as a wreath is placed at the Living Flame Memorial, in Franklin Square, honoring Philadelphia police and firefighters killed on the job.  Photo by Paul Kurtz)

Nutter Praises His Top Cop, Lashes Out at Mayoral Hopeful Anthony Williams

Mayor Nutter strongly defended his police commissioner after Democratic mayoral candidate Anthony Williams said that, if elected, he would not let Charles Ramsey stay on.

KYW Newsradio 1060–05/06/2015

(Philadelphia mayoral candidate Anthony Williams, right, shakes hands with supporters at a rally in Love Park.  Photo by Paul Kurtz)

Candidate Williams Concentrates on Union Support, Sidesteps Questions About School Funding

A report released by progressive groups and supporters of public education says three wealthy Main Line hedge fund partners are spending millions on advertisements for Williams in the waning weeks of the campaign.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/30/2015

File photo: Candidates for Philadelphia Mayor. (Credit: Randall E. Scott)

Three Weeks Before Primary, Mayoral Candidates Take To Airwaves

This week brings the first broadcast ads of former City Councilman Jim Kenney and former D-A Lynne Abraham. They’re not the first, of course. State Senator Anthony Williams jumped in with his own ads last month; former PGW executive Doug Oliver last week. And independent political committees have been running ads in support of Kenney and Williams.

04/28/2015

(City Council president Darrell Clarke, in Council chambers.  File photo by Steve Tawa)

New Bill Would Expand Disclosure Requirements on ‘Dark Money’ Ads in Philadelphia Races

City Council president Darrell Clarke has introduced a measure aimed at tackling the problem of unrestricted expenditures in support of candidates, paid for by independent PACs and not subject to the city’s limits on political contributions.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/23/2015

(Jim Kenney, at a March 31st mayoral forum at Central High School.  Image from PCNTV)

Philadelphia Environmental Groups Say Jim Kenney Is Best Choice For Mayor

Clean Water Action, Conservation Voters of Pennsylvania, Penn Environment, and the Sierra Club made their selection based on a questionnaire the candidates were asked to fill out.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/22/2015

(US Rep. Bob Brady, in file photo.  Credit: Mike Dunn)

Democratic Party in Philadelphia Skips Mayoral Endorsement for May 19th Primary

After years as head of the local Democratic party, Congressman Bob Brady (D-Pa.) knows when to avoid a needless fight. That’s what he has done with the party’s decision not to endorse any of the mayoral candidates.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/17/2015

The Philadelphia Association of Black Journalists hosted  the mayoral forum at the Community College of Philadelphia. (Credit: Kristen Johanson)

From Education To Jobs, Philly Democratic Candidates Discuss Top Issues At Mayoral Forum

A forum for the six Democratic mayoral candidates was held at Community College of Philadelphia Thursday night.

04/10/2015

(Anthony Williams, at a mayoral candidates' forum on March 31st, at Central High School.  Image from PCNTV)

Anthony Williams’ Mayoral Campaign Fined For Accepting Improper Contributions

An attorney for the “Williams for Mayor” campaign says they disagree with the rules and how they were applied, but think a settlement was prudent.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/08/2015

(Philadelphia's Democratic candidates for mayor, at a forum at the National Museum of American Jewish History on April 8th, 2015.  Photo by Mike DeNardo)

Lynne Abraham Blames On-Stage Collapse On Not Drinking Enough Water

“I’m drinking water today,” she said at a candidates’ forum in Old City, “something I almost never do.”

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/08/2015

(Jim Kenney, at a March 31st mayoral forum at Central High School.  Image from PCNTV)

Politicial Analysts See A Kenney Endorsement As Signal That Some Issues Trump Race

Kenney, who is white, nabbed the endorsement of a group of African-American political leaders known as the Northwest Coalition over rival Anthony Wiliams, who is black.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/07/2015

(Milton Street, after learning that a judge has allowed him to remain on the Democratic primary ballot for Philadelphia mayor.  Photo by Steve Tawa)

Judge Rules Milton Street Can Stay on May 19th Mayoral Primary Ballot in Philadelphia

Mayoral candidate Milton Street has survived yet another challenge to his candidacy based on his residency.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/25/2015

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