The six candidates vying for the Democratic nomination for Philadelphia mayor took part in a forum hosted by the Business Association of West Parkside.
Senator Anthony Williams had $426,000 still on hand at the end of 2014, the largest cash-on-hand total of all the announced and presumptive candidates.
In a statement, Ken Trujillo says “there are family matters that require my full attention,” so he is leaving the race for the Democratic nomination for mayor. He would not elaborate.
By law, Clarke would have had to resign his seat to run for mayor.
A big question in the race — will the collapse of the deal to sell PGW to a private company turn out to be a big issue? Mayoral candidate Lynn Abraham thinks so.
Abraham hand-delivered a letter to City Council president Darrell Clarke asking him to reconsider scheduling a hearing and inviting the private utility, UIL, back to the table.
Former Republican Mayoral candidate Sam Katz says although it’s not likely, he isn’t ruling out a run as an independent candidate next year.
Brushing aside the question of her age — she’s now 73 — Abraham says as long as “your dreams exceed your regrets,” you’re not too old to hold public office.
Doug Oliver was spokesman for Mayor Nutter during Nutter’s first term and is now a marketing vice president at PGW.
Between now and May 19th you can expect to hear a lot about the mayor’s race, particularly who’s in and who’s out.
Lynne Abraham intends to run for mayor of Philadelphia in 2015.
Meanwhile, former Philadelphia DA Lynne Abraham is close to declaring that she will also be a candidate.
The president of the Second Mile Foundation has resigned in the wake of the sexual abuse scandal involving the program’s founder, Jerry Sandusky. Former Philadelphia DA Lynne Abraham is the charity’s new lawyer.
Abraham, like Ed Rendell, has enjoyed a high profile in both the City of Philadelphia and its vote-rich suburbs.
Abraham, the first female DA in Philadelphia history, served in that office from 1991 until January 2010.