One of these people will be your next mayor
The deadline to submit petitions for the office closed Tuesday. After an eleventh hour dropout by Rev. Keith Goodman, there were still six Democratic candidates (and one Republican) who each filed over 1,000 petitions yesterday at City Hall.
In addition to Rev. Goodman, mayoral candidate Juan Rodriguez also did not submit any petitions yesterday. Last we heard, Rodriguez was unsure whether he would file for the mayor’s or the City Council race.
T. Milton Street nearly missed the 5 p.m. deadline Tuesday. He arrived early in the day with incomplete paperwork, and returned around 4:30 p.m. with the corrections.
The Philly GOP also submitted a candidate, Melissa Murray Bailey, who will run unopposed on the Republican ballot.
Murray Bailey, Judge Nelson Diaz, State Sen. Anthony H. Williams, Former State Sen. T. Milton Street, Former City Councilman Jim Kenney, Former District Attorney Lynne Abraham, and Former Press Secretary to Mayor Street Doug Oliver — one of these people will be your next mayor.
Each candidate submitted between 3,000 and 15,000 submission signatures, which may be reviewed and potentially challenged in the coming week. But so long as each candidate has 1,000 verifiable signatures, they will appear on ballot in May’s primary election.