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Candidates for City Commissioner

Office Description

According to the Office of the City Commissioners website, “The Philadelphia City Commissioners are a three-member bipartisan board of elected officials in charge of elections and voter registration for the City of Philadelphia.” Also known as the Board of Elections, the Commissioners “set and enforce department policies to administer voter registration and conduct elections in accordance with federal and state voter registration and election laws.” No more than two City Commissioners can be from the political party with the largest number of registered voters in the city. The Commissioners must be at least 25 years old, citizens of the U.S. and three-year residents of Philadelphia. They are elected citywide to four-year terms. There are no term limits. Primary voters may vote for two candidates. Per city records, the Commission chair’s salary is $152,900. Other commissioners earn $142,700.

The following candidates have either publicly declared or media reports have indicated they will be running to serve as City Commissioners for Philadelphia. This list will not be exhaustive until after the candidate nominating petition period is complete in late March. 

C70 has invited candidates to complete a five-part questionnaire to state their case to the voters. If a candidate has not yet completed the survey, check back soon, as responses are coming in regularly. 

In early April, C70 will launch its Interactive Voter Guide. It will contain full bios of candidates, campaign contact information, and their responses to the questionnaire. 

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Republican Party