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James M. DeLeon

Candidate for Mayor

(photo at left by Scott Burkett)

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What is one life experience you have that voters should know about?

As Supervising Judge of Municipal Court I lead The Court Initiatives that helped reduce homicides from 400 per year before 1997 to 250 per year from 1997 though 2004.

What would be your top three policy priorities in office?

Reducing Gun Violence & Crime, Providing better Education in our poorest neighborhoods, reversing generational poverty in our poorest neighborhoods.

What sets you apart from other candidates?

As a Judge, I worked on reducing gun violence and homicides on a daily basis. I made decisions on a daily basis that kept people in Philadelphia safe.

How do you plan to work across ideological lines to achieve shared goals?

As Mayor, I have a plan called LIMS-Local Incident Management System which is a set of processes and procedures that the city government will use to combat gun violence by enabling the necessary responders to work more effectively and efficiently together to manage the root causes of gun violence. This plan allows me to work across ideological lines, for the benefit of the people of Philadelphia.

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