During the campaign, the polls consistently showed Diaz, Street, and Oliver in single digits.
Today is decision day for the voters of Pennsylvania.
Today’s primary election has the parties choosing not only nominees for mayor, but for all 17 seats on City Council.
The Philadelphia mayoral primary takes place May 19, 2015.
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.
A forum for the six Democratic mayoral candidates was held at Community College of Philadelphia Thursday night.
The questions, from Central’s Class 274, covered a wide variety of issues.
Mayoral candidate Milton Street has survived yet another challenge to his candidacy based on his residency.
The ongoing issue is a claim that he does not live in Philadelphia, as required by city law.
The six candidates vying for the Democratic nomination for Philadelphia mayor took part in a forum hosted by the Business Association of West Parkside.
Milton Street was initially ten dollars short on the $130 fine that he faced for filing his campaign finance report nine days late.
Nobody likes paperwork, but for two prospective candidates for mayor of Philadelphia, trying to get around it may have gotten them in trouble with the city’s Board of Elections.
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.
Street says a large part of his platform is to repair community and police relations.