Kenney, by a landslide
When the first precinct’s votes came in shortly after 8:00 p.m. Tuesday evening, James F. Kenney took the lead in the Democratic primary and never let go of the reins.
Less than 1 percent (0.71%) precincts reporting so far. Kenney in the lead for mayor. #PHL2015
— AL DÍA News (@ALDIANews) May 20, 2015
Kenney, a 23-year City Councilman, was one of the last candidates to formally enter the mayor's race earlier this year. After a ferocious campaign, he gained more votes on Election Day than his opponents State Sen. Anthony Hardy Williams, former District Attorney Lynne M. Abraham, former Common Pleas Court Judge Nelson A. Diaz, former PGW executive Doug Oliver, former State Sen. T. Milton Street Sr. — more votes than all of them combined.
With 98 percent of precincts tallied, Williams will certainly come in second place with over 60,000 votes, far less than half of Kenney's 128,000.
Kenney will face the sole Republican candidate Melissa Murray Bailey in the November General election.
I am honored & forever humbled by the coalition of support that made me your Democratic nominee for mayor of PHL pic.twitter.com/Kyuki5Okk3
— Jim Kenney (@JimFKenney) May 20, 2015