Philadelphia mayoral election, 2019
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Candidate Jim Kenney Billy Ciancaglini
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 217,270 53,264
Percentage 80.09% 19.64%

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]

Mayor Kenney was successful 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]

General election

Results

Philadelphia mayoral election, 2019
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Jim Kenney (incumbent) 217,270 80.09
Republican Billy Ciancaglini 53,269 19.64
Other Write-ins 724 0.27
Total votes 265,927 100

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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. ^ "City wide election results" (PDF).