PHILADELPHIA–The Philadelphia Federation of Teachers has endorsed the following candidates for Mayor, City Council At-Large, and City Council District seats:
- Jim Kenney (D) – #31
City Council (At Large):
- Helen Gym (D) – Incumbent – #56
- Katherine Gilmore Richardson (D) – #67
- Isaiah Thomas (D) – #71
- Derek Green (D) – Incumbent – #78
- Justin DiBerardinis (D) – #80
City Council (District Seats)
- District 1: Mark Squilla (D)
- District 2: Kenyatta Johnson (D)
- District 3: Jannie Blackwell (D)
- District 4: Curtis Jones (D)
- District 5: Darrell Clarke (D)
- District 9: Cherelle Parker (D)
A printable list of PFT-endorsed candidates can be downloaded here.
These candidates were selected by the PFT after an endorsement process that included candidate town halls, a school-by-school referendum (Mayor’s race), and interviews with members of the PFT’s Executive Board.
PFT members will be volunteering to work at polling locations across the city on May 21. Media interested in speaking with PFT members on Election Day should contact George Jackson at email@example.com.
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For more information visit www.PFTVotes.org