Philadelphia mayoral election, 2019
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Candidate Jim Kenney Billy Ciancaglini
Party Democratic Republican

Mayor before election

Jim Kenney

Elected Mayor


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

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

Democratic primary




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


  • Billy Ciancaglini, defense attorney[5]


Philadelphia mayoral Republican primary results, 2019
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Billy Ciancaglini 17,009 99.64
Other Write-ins 62 0.36
Total votes 17,071 97.9


  1. ^,_Pennsylvania_(2019)
  2. ^ "Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney Announces Bid For Re-Election". 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". 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'". Retrieved April 22, 2019.
  5. ^ Brennan, Chris (February 15, 2019). "Philadelphia Republicans call a 'do-over' in mayoral endorsement". The Philadelphia Inquirer. Retrieved February 16, 2019.