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2023 Primary Election “At-a-Glance” Voter Guide

May 11, 2023

There are a number of critical state and federal offices at stake in this year’s primary election. Locally, voters will choose Philadelphia’s next mayor, city controller, register of wills, sheriff, city commissioners, and City Council members. The City Council race includes five At-Large seats vacated by members who resigned to run for mayor. With 29…

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The final candidate forum

May 11, 2023

On Tuesday, Philadelphians have a lot of decisions to make in the Pennsylvania primary. Here’s what they’re going to be looking at. By Denise Clay-Murray If we’re honest with ourselves, the 2023 Pennsylvania primary, at least in Philadelphia, started sometime in November 2022. That’s when the first group of City Council members started to resign…

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The Undecided

May 5, 2023

As Election Day looms, a significant portion of Philadelphia’s voters are still trying to figure out who they want to replace Mayor Jim Kenney. By Denise Clay-Murray Under normal circumstances, Emma Tramble is the go-to person in her neighborhood when it comes to Election Day. Tramble describes herself as a “strategic voter.” Every election cycle,…

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How Kensington high schools are preparing student voters for the primary election

May 4, 2023

By Khysir Carter Kensington Voice This story, originally published on April 25, is part of the Kensington Voice’s “Hey, City Hall! It’s us, Kensington” series and has been included in Lenfest’s “Every Voice, Every Voice” series. Approaching the primary election on May 16, high schools in Kensington are preparing their students to show up and…

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LGBTQ voters show wide range of support in mayor’s race

April 20, 2023

By Katie Finkle  PGN Note: This story originally appeared in Philadelphia Gay News on March 30, 2023 In a city as liberal and LGBTQ-friendly as Philadelphia, the choice in mayoral elections usually revolves not around Democrat versus Republican, but around which Democratic candidate best meets the specific needs of voters and communities. For LGBTQ Philadelphians,…

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Taking things seriously

April 20, 2023

Nine of the remaining candidates running for Mayor of Philadelphia came to Enon Tabernacle Baptist Church on Thursday to share their vision for the city. But they were also reminded that when it came to their mostly African American audience, they had a lot of convincing to do. By Denise Clay-Murray There was a buzz…

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Now that former City Councilmember Derek Green has suspended his mayoral campaign, he’s keeping his options open as a “citizen at large”.

April 20, 2023

By Denise Clay-Murray Former City Councilmember Derek Green made the decision to resign from City Council and put his hat in the ring for mayor of Philadelphia at the same time his former colleague, Maria Quiñones-Sánchez, did. Last week, Green joined Quiñones-Sánchez in suspending his campaign for the Democratic nomination for mayor. In an interview…

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