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Tom Knox Plans Another Run for Mayor



    Tom Knox Plans Another Run for Mayor

    Millionaire businessman Tom Knox says he plans to run for mayor of Philadelphia in 2015.

    The former health care executive, who lost to Mayor Michael Nutter in a five-way Democratic mayoral primary in 2007, says he filed paperwork last week declaring his intention to run.

    Nutter is a two-term mayor barred by term limits from running for a third consecutive time.

    In a statement Thursday, Knox says he is concerned about what he views as a stagnant city economy, high business taxes, gun violence and a troubled public school system.

    He had briefly considered a gubernatorial run against Gov. Tom Corbett next year but recently announced he had decided against it.

    Knox says he is contemplating a formal launch of his mayoral candidacy as early as next month.