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Philadelphia's Long List of Candidates for Mayor, Sheriff and City Council

Mayor Kenney faces a familiar challenger, and dozens of candidates filed to run for City Council in the May 21 municipal primary election.

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    NEWSLETTERS

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    The deadline passed for candidates to turn in their petitions to enter the race for Philadelphia Mayor. As of right now, Mayor Jim Kenney will have competition in the primary.

    (Published Tuesday, March 12, 2019)

    What to Know

    • More than 30 Democrats are competing for the five at-large seats allotted to the city's majority party.

    • Mayor Jim Kenney faces challenges from some well-known candidates, including a state senator he defeated in 2015.

    • All 17 Council seats as well as mayor, sheriff, city commissioners and register of wills are up for election.

    Nearly every incumbent in Philadelphia's elected public offices faces a challenge to his or her seat in the May 21 municipal primary elections, which includes one of the most crowded fields in memory for the seven at-large City Council seats. 

    All 17 Council seats -- 10 district seats and seven at-large -- as well as mayor, sheriff, city commissioners and register of wills are up for election.

    The exception? Federally indicted incumbent Councilman Bob Henon. The two-term lawmaker is a defendant in the ongoing case against union leader John "Johnny Doc" Dougherty. Henon, who represents the sixth district, is accused of being a Council puppet for Dougherty.

    Mayor Jim Kenney faces challenges from some well-known candidates, including former longtime City Controller Alan Butkovitz and Pennsylvania state Sen. Anthony Hardy Williams. Kenney defeated Williams four years ago in the Democratic primary.

    It's Official: Candidates for Mayor, Sheriff, City Council in Philadelphia

    Incumbents in nearly every elected position in Philadelphia are facing competition in the upcoming May municipal elections. Notably, Mayor Kenney faces an old foe, and two women are trying to unseat the incumbent sheriff and become the first-ever female sheriff in the city.

    Democrat names are in blue and Republicans in red.

     

    The initial ballot is now set, not counting challenges to candidates' petitions, as of 5 p.m. Tuesday, which was the deadline for submitting the required signatures to become a candidate. But getting the required signatures -- 750 for Council district seats and 1,000 for citywide elected positions -- is just the first hurdle. Challenges to petitions could see some candidates booted in the next couple weeks. Some candidates also could simply drop out before the primary.

    Embattled Sheriff Jewell Williams is seeking a third-term despite continuing to face heat for sexual harrassment lawsuits spanning his first eight years in office. Two women and a preacher are challenging him in the primary.

    More than 30 Democrats are competing for the five at-large seats allotted to the city's majority party, with the large number of candidates due in part to the rare retirements of two incumbents: Blondell Reynolds-Brown and Bill Greenlee.

    Here is a complete list of those candidates who filed for the seven Council at-large seats. Republican candidates are vying for the two seats allotted to the minority party.

    Bill Heeney, Republican

    Ethelind Baylor, Democrat

    Beth Finn, Democrat

    Justin DiBerardinis, Democrat

    Allan Domb, Democrat (Incumbent)

    Irina Goldstein, Republican

    Billy Thompson, Democrat

    Adrian Rivera Reyes, Democrat

    Erika Almiron, Democrat

    Latrice Bryant, Democrat

    Bobbie Curry, Democrat

    Vinny Black, Democrat

    Helen Gym, Democrat (Incumbent)

    Mike Stack, Democrat

    Isaiah Thomas, Democrat

    Edwin Santana, Democrat

    Derek Green, Democrat (Incumbent)

    Katherine Gilmore Richardson, Democrat

    Eryn Santamoor, Democrat

    Matt Wolfe, Republican

    Sandra Dungee Glenn, Democrat

    David Oh, Republican (Incumbent)

    Al Taubenberger, Republican (Incumbent)

    Fareed Abdullah, Democrat

    Dan Tinney, Republican

    Fernando Trevino, Democrat

    Drew Murray, Republican

    Deja Lynn Alvarez, Democrat

    Janice Tangradi, Democrat

    Wayne Edmund Dorsey, Democrat

    Asa Khalif, Democrat

    Joseph Diorio, Democrat

    Sherrie Cohen, Democrat

    Wayne Allen, Democrat

    David H. Conroy, Democrat

    Mark Ross, Democrat

    Willie Floyd Singletary, Democrat

    Ogbonna Paul Hagins, Democrat

    Melissa Robbins, Democrat

    Hena Veit, Democrat

    Devon Cade, Democrat