Philadelphia's primary election is today
I haven't been reading the Philadelphia Inquirer lately, so I have been out of touch on Philadelphia issues and today's primary election wasn't on my radar.
5th Square with their primary endorsements, only to discover that I know one of the candidates, Paul Steinke, who was manager of the Reading Terminal Market for many many years.
Paul has always helpful in response to my questions about the operation of public markets and before that he was with the Center City District, Philadelphia's leading business improvement district, and one of the best operated BIDs in the country.
Emily Guendelsberger of the Philadelphia City Paper (author of the masterful piece on Uber, "I was an undercover Uber driver") wrote an equally masterful piece, "Will black voters elect a white mayor of Philadelphia?," analyzing whether or not Jim Kenney, white, can win the primary for Mayor, based on detailed analysis of elections going back 20 years.
While many of the endorsements by the Philadelphia Inquirer jibed with 5th Square, they differ on mayor. The Philadelphia Inquirer has endorsed Anthony Williams, who is African-American, for Mayor, while 5th Square endorsed Kenney.
Labels: elections and campaigns