2019 Philadelphia mayoral election

Summary

2019 Philadelphia mayoral election
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Candidate Jim Kenney Billy Ciancaglini
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 234,749 56,710
Percentage 80.33% 19.41%

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Results by ward
Kenney:      50–60%      60–70%      70–80%      80–90%      >90%
Ciancaglini:      50–60%      60–70%

Mayor before election

Jim Kenney
Democratic

Elected Mayor

Jim Kenney
Democratic

The 2019 Philadelphia mayoral election was held on November 5, 2019, to elect the mayor of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Incumbent mayor Jim Kenney, first elected in 2015, was running for reelection. Kenney was running on raising the minimum wage to $15 per hour, to maintain supervised injection sites and the city's soda tax, and to ensure the city's compliance with the Paris Climate Agreement.

Ciancaglini promised to end Philadelphia's status as a sanctuary city and to cancel plans to establish sites where people can safely inject heroin. No Republican has won a Philadelphia mayoral election since Bernard Samuel in 1947.[1]

Kenney easily won in his bid for re-election to a second term.

Democratic primary

Candidates

Declared

Results

Philadelphia mayoral Democratic primary results, 2019
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Jim Kenney 131,930 66.90
Democratic Anthony Williams 48,012 24.35
Democratic Alan Butkovitz 17,219 8.73
Other Write-ins 52 0.03
Total votes 197,213 97.9

Republican primary

Declared

  • Billy Ciancaglini, defense attorney[5]

Results

Philadelphia mayoral Republican primary results, 2019[6]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Billy Ciancaglini 17,291 99.61
Other Write-ins 68 0.39
Total votes 17,359 100

General election

Results

Philadelphia mayoral election, 2019
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Jim Kenney (incumbent) 234,749 80.33
Republican Billy Ciancaglini 56,710 19.41
Other Write-ins 724 0.27
Total votes 292,183 100

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References

  1. ^ https://ballotpedia.org/Mayoral_election_in_Philadelphia,_Pennsylvania_(2019)
  2. ^ "Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney Announces Bid For Re-Election". Philadelphia.CBSLocal.com. KYW-TV. February 10, 2019. Retrieved February 16, 2019.
  3. ^ Holly Otterbein (January 1, 2018). "It's official: Alan Butkovitz is running for mayor of Philadelphia". .philly.com. Retrieved November 17, 2018.
  4. ^ John N. Mitchell, Staff Writer (March 18, 2019). "Sen. Williams running for mayor because 'the problems of the city are significant and huge'". phillytrib.com. Retrieved April 22, 2019.
  5. ^ Brennan, Chris (February 15, 2019). "Philadelphia Republicans call a 'do-over' in mayoral endorsement". The Philadelphia Inquirer. Philly.com. Retrieved February 16, 2019.
  6. ^ "VIEW ELECTION RESULTS".
  7. ^ "City wide election results" (PDF).