By Mike Dunn

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Today is expected to be a relatively quiet election day in Philadelphia, with only two local races of note: for district attorney and for city controller.

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Both the DA’s race and the race for controller feature Democratic incumbents challenged by little-known and under-financed Republicans.

Seth Williams, Philadelphia’s first African-American district attorney, is seeking a second term.  Opposing him is a newcomer to local politics, Daniel Alvarez.  He is a former assistant DA who is now in private practice  (see related story).

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In the controller’s race, incumbent Alan Butkovitz is going for his third term, and is challenged by Republican Terrance Tracy, a retail business manager.

Butkovitz is considered a potential mayoral candidate in 2015.  As is recent tradition in Philadelphia in an off-year election, turnout today is expected to be light.

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