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  Mayor of Philadelphia
INCUMBENT
  PartyDemocratic
NameJames F. Kenney
Won11/03/2015
Votes203,730 (85.36%)
Margin172,167 (+72.14%)
Term01/04/2016 - 01/06/2020


City Government DETAILS
Parents > United States > Pennsylvania > Counties > Philadelphia > Philadelphia  
Websitehttp://www.phila.gov/mayor/
Established 00, 1691
Disbanded Still Active
ContributorBob
Last ModifiedScott³ September 01, 2011 12:46am
Description Duties
The Mayor shall be the chief executive officer of the City. He shall be responsible for the conduct of
the executive and administrative work of the City and for law enforcement within its boundaries.

Term of Office
The Mayor shall serve for a term of four years beginning on the first Monday of January following his
election. He shall not be eligible for election for more than two successive terms; and he shall not
during his term of office be a candidate for any other elective office whatsoever. Should he announce
his candidacy for any other office, he shall be automatically disqualified to continue to serve as Mayor,
and the office shall be deemed vacant.

Qualifications
The Mayor shall have been a resident of the City for at least three years preceding his election and
shall be at least twenty-five years of age at the time of his election.

Vacancies
An election to fill a vacancy for an unexpired term in the office of Mayor shall be held at the next
municipal or general election occurring more than thirty days after the vacancy occurs, unless the
vacancy occurs in the last year of the term, in which event a Mayor shall be chosen by the Council by a
majority vote of all its members. Until the vacancy is filled, or in case of the Mayor’s temporary disability,
the President of the Council shall act as Mayor; and if the President of the Council should resign or be
unable to act, then the Chairman of the Finance Committee of the Council shall act as Mayor.

HISTORY

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RACES
Polls Close Description Takes Office
May 21, 2019 07:00pm Mayor of Philadelphia - D Primary  Jan 03, 2020 12:00am
Nov 05, 2019 07:00pm Mayor of Philadelphia  Jan 03, 2020 12:00am

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PARTY REGISTRATION
Pty Amount % Yr Chg As Of Contributor
R 624,364 57.13% +0.00% Nov 01, 1940 RBH
D 440,332 40.29% +0.00% Nov 01, 1940 RBH
I 28,228 2.58% +0.00% Nov 01, 1940 RBH

DEMOGRAPHIC

MEDIA
Category Name
Newspaper Philadelphia Daily News 

EVENTS
Start Date End Date Type Title Contributor

BOOKS
Title Purchase Contributor

NEWS
Date Category Headline Article Contributor
Jan 03, 2009 11:00am News (Philly) Mayor’s Intern Found Dead in Northern Liberties  Article Scott³ 
Feb 13, 2008 08:00pm News Four Philadelphia mayors & their political honeymoons  Article Scott³ 
Aug 29, 2003 12:00am News Mayoral aide was at Katz office  Article Mr. Techno 
Jul 14, 2003 12:00am News Fiery street preacher accused of solicitation  Article *crickets chirp* 

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