Philly's Democratic mayoral primary 2023: Meet the candidates
Leading up to this year’s Democratic primaries on May 16, we're taking a fresh look at the candidates vying to become Philly’s 100th mayor.
- You can learn about where they’ve lived, their favorite hometown athletes, how they feel about Philly’s tradition of parking spot saving, and more.
Of note: The winner of the Democratic primary will go up against Republican David Oh in the November election. Oh is running unopposed in the GOP primary this May.
Editor's note: This story has been updated to reflect the current status of candidates.
Warren Bloom is a public adjuster and minister and runs his own small videography and photography business. He's a life-long Philadelphian and graduated from Overbrook High School.
Amen Brown is a two-term state representative in the 10th District in West Philly.
Jeff Brown is a fourth-generation grocer with a chain of ShopRite and Fresh Grocer stores in the region. He has never run for or served in political office.
James DeLeon is a lawyer. He previously served as a municipal court judge for more than 30 years.
Allan Domb is a real estate magnate and former at-large member of City Council, where he served for seven years before resigning to run for mayor.
Delscia Gray is a protective services officer with Jefferson Health in East Norriton who has never run for public office.
Editor’s note: Derek Green dropped out of the race on April 13.
Derek Green is a lawyer who served as an at-large member of City Council for seven years before resigning last year to run for mayor.
Helen Gym is served as an at-large member of City Council for seven years before resigning last year to run for mayor.
Cherelle Parker served as a member of City Council representing District 9 from 2016 through 2022 when she resigned to run for mayor.
Maria Quiñones Sánchez
Editor’s note: Maria Quiñones Sánchez suspended her campaign for mayor on April 9.
Maria Quiñones Sánchez served as a member of City Council representing the 7th District for 15 years before resigning to run for mayor.
Rebecca Rhynhart was elected twice as city controller, Philly’s independent fiscal watchdog.
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