|Turnout||61% 10 pp|
|Elections in Pennsylvania|
- Lucien Blackwell, City Councilman and Consumers Party nominee for Mayor in 1979
- George R. Burrell, Jr., City Councilman
- Peter Hearn, former Chancellor of the Philadelphia Bar Association
- Ed Rendell, former District Attorney of Philadelphia and candidate for Mayor in 1987
|Democratic||George R. Burrell, Jr.||43,787||14.81%|
- Ronald Castille, Philadelphia District Attorney
- Sam Katz, municipal finance expert
- Frank Rizzo, former Mayor
- Joan Specter, City Councilwoman (to run for re-election)
- Dennis Morrison-Wesley, tax consultant (to run as New Philadelphia candidate)
Following Rizzo's death, City Council candidate Joseph Egan was selected by the Philadelphia Republican Party to replace Rizzo as the nominee.
Independents and third parties
- Pamela Lawler
- Willie Dennis-Scott
- Dennis Morrison-Wesley, tax consultant
|Republican||Joseph M. Egan, Jr.||132,811||29.58%|
|New Philadelphia||Dennis Morrison-Wesley||14,640||3.26%|
|New Alliance||Willie Dennis Scott||1,934||0.43%|
|Socialist Workers||Kathleen Mickells||1,811||0.40%|
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