PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Philadelphia’s City Solicitor has announced his resignation, after two years in the job.
Sozi Tulante says he has no designs for higher office.READ MORE: 2 People Killed In Fast-Moving Rowhome Fire In Wilmington
“Whenever you resign from this position, people think you want to be something else,” he said. “I have no political aspirations.”
He says he really just wants some time to himself.
“You put everything you have into it and then sometimes you have nothing left,” he said.READ MORE: Police: Man Shot Multiple Times, Killed In North Philadelphia
What Tulante’s left behind, though, is considerable. He’s sued the justice department, big pharma and Wells Fargo bank, successfully defended the city’s soda tax and increased the number of lawyers helping the child welfare system dig out of a case backlog.
“Sozi Tulante is one of the best city solicitors that we’ve ever had and I say that as a former city solicitor,” said Attorney Mark Aronchick.MORE NEWS: Woman Shot, Killed In Kensington Home
Aronchick says Tulante attracted a strong team to the office, including chief of litigation Marcel Pratt, who Mayor Kenney has named as successor, subject to confirmation by City Council.