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Philadelphia’s laws are set by 17 people on City Council. We asked incumbents and challengers what their first proposed bill would be if they win their party nomination May 21 and the general election this fall.
Not everyone answered the request, which was part of a larger survey the Philadelphia Inquirer circulated to candidates. But here are the answers that we did receive — edited only for relevance and clarity.
The first time Philadelphia Councilwoman Jannie Blackwell had a primary challenger, his slogan was: “It’s time for change.” That was 1999 and Blackwell had represented the Third District for seven years.
The Philadelphia Citizen | March 22, 2019 | By Larry Platt
It’s telling that, in the days after she announced her candidacy to the 3rd District in City Council, three City Hall insiders, independent of one another, greeted the news of Jamie Gauthier’s entrance into local politics with the exact same insight. Without knowing her, all observed that she seemed like a “real person,” and all seemed to do so with the same surprised lilt in their voice.
As the race for the 3rd councilmanic seat, now occupied by veteran Councilwoman Jannie Blackwell, heats up, a new candidate, Jamie Gauthier, has picked up the pace with her meet and greet/fundraising event held at her new headquarters at 51st and Baltimore Avenue in West Philadelphia this past Sunday.