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Philly Mayor’s Race in 2023

Everything you need to know about the 2023 mayor's race in Philadelphia — who's running, who probably will run and who should throw their hat in the ring

Philly Mayor’s Race in 2023

Everything you need to know about the 2023 mayor's race in Philadelphia — who's running, who probably will run and who should throw their hat in the ring

Who will be Philadelphia’s next mayor following the eight-year term of Jim Kenney? Will it be a woman for the first time in our city’s history? Will someone from City Council take the position, like we’ve seen in so many of the past elections? What local leaders have what it takes to govern a city plagued with gun violence, massive poverty rates and trash piling up on our streets?

Those are the questions we’ll be asking ourselves as the race for mayor of Philadelphia heats up in the coming weeks and months. The good news: If all those who are thinking of running (see below) do so, the 2023 lineup of mayoral candidates just might be one of Philly’s most talented, and not coincidentally diverse, slate in recent memory.

Here at The Citizen, we’ll be keeping track of all the most important news about the 2023 Philadelphia mayor’s race, from a good governance-focused, solutions-minded lens, to help you make the smartest, most informed vote. Keep tuned into this space for a tally of who’s exploring, who’s running, the latest news about the Philly mayor’s race and a wishlist of disruptors (see below) who might just have the leadership, vision and managerial skills we desperately need in our next chief executive.

RELATED: Before you do anything, make sure you’re all set to vote in the coming elections — check your registration, change your voter information, find your polling place, apply for an absentee ballot and more

Latest News Concerning the Mayor’s Race in Philly

Who’s Running For Mayor of Philadelphia in 2023

No one has thrown their hat in the ring just yet. Stay tuned for updates.

Who’s Officially “Exploring” a Race For Mayor

(click on the images for our pros and cons about each candidate)

Allan Domb, real estate mogul, City Councilmember

Who’s Probably Running For Mayor of Philadelphia in 2023

(click on the images for our pros and cons about each candidate)

This photo of Cindy Bass accompanies a guide to who's on Philadelphia City Council right now
Cindy Bass, City Councilperson, 8th District
Philadelphia grocer, entrepreneur and potential mayoral candidate Jeff Brown
Jeff Brown, Grocery Entrepreneur
Philadelphia City Councilmember and potential mayoral candidate Derek Green
Derek Green, At-Large City Councilperson
This photo of Helen Gym accompanies a guide to who's on Philadelphia City Council right now
Helen Gym, At-Large City Councilperson
This photo of Cherelle Parker accompanies a guide to who's on Philadelphia City Council right now
Cherelle Parker, City Councilperson, 9th District
This photo of Maria Quiñones-Sánchez Philadelphia City Council 6 accompanies a guide to who's on Philadelphia City Council right now
Maria Quiñones-Sánchez, City Councilperson, 7th District
Philadelphia City Controller Rebecca Rhynhart
Rebecca Rhynhart, City Controller

Eight Locals Who Could Make Great Mayors

(click on the images for more info about each person)

Ryan Boyer, Labor Leader
Ryan Boyer, Philadelphia Labor Leader
John Fry, Drexel University President
Jane Golden, Mural Arts Executive Director
Jane Golden, Mural Arts Philadelphia Executive Director
Rev. Bill Golderer, President and CEO of United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey
Bill Golderer, United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey President and CEO
Phoebe Haddon, Chair, Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia
Phoebe Haddon, Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia Chair
Sam Katz, Businessman and Documentarian
Keith Leaphart, Physician, Philanthropist and Entrepreneur
Keith Leaphart, Physician, Philanthropist and Entrepreneur
Alba Martinez, Private Sector Executive and Public Servant
Alba Martinez, Private Sector Executive and Public Servant

 

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