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State Senator Anthony Williams officially launched his mayoral campaign at Urban Art Gallery in West Philadelphia on March 18. Photo: Emily Neil / AL DÍA News 

The state legislator is launching a bid for mayor in the 2019 Democratic primaries, his second run at the position, against incumbent Mayor Jim Kenney.

Doug Oliver: Nueva perspectiva para una nueva Filadelfia

 02/24/2015 - 18:11
Prior to the official announcement of his campaign on Feb. 7, mayoral candidate Doug Oliver hosted a public prayer vigil led by clergy and interfaith residents from communities across Philadelphia. Ana Gamboa/AL DÍA

El candidato Doug Oliver asegura que su decisión de postularse a la alcaldía de Filadelfia está lejos de ser tan política en comparación a los otros candidatos. "Es lo que debe ser. Un esfuerzo por mejorar la ciudad. Hay que llevar la candidatura directamente a la gente, presentarla sin filtros y luego dejar que ellos decidan", dijo el candidato.

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Doug Oliver: New perspective for a new Philly

 02/23/2015 - 10:26
Prior to the official announcement of his campaign on Feb. 7, mayoral candidate Doug Oliver hosted a public prayer vigil led by clergy and interfaith residents from communities across Philadelphia. Ana Gamboa/AL DÍA

Mayoral candidate Doug Oliver says his decision to run for mayor wasn’t nearly as political as the other candidates make it. “It is what it should be, which is an endeavor to improve your city. Take your case directly to people, unfilter, make your case for them and then let them choose,” the candidate said.

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Ana Gamboa
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Mayoral candidate's takes on Chicago's Whittier Elementary school parent sit-in

 10/15/2010 - 10:12
Mayoral candidate's takes on Chicago's Whittier Elementary school parent sit-in

The 29-day sit in at Whittier Elementary School continues on with parents and supporters still camped out in a makeshift library in a former field house, with the hopes that the Chicago Public Schools system will renovate the structure and make it a permanent library. They say independent experts have found the building to be structurally salvageable.

But CPS insists the building is structurally unsound and must be demolished, creating space for a new play area.

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Esther Cepeda