The Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce (the Chamber) released a list a recommended candidates for Philadelphia City Council for the upcoming May Primary. The Chamber’s process included asking all candidates to complete a questionnaire to determine where they stand on issues of economic growth, job creation, and operating a more cost-efficient government, along with evaluating the voting records of incumbents running for reelection.

“The Chamber is recommending candidates running for City Council whom we believe will best promote growth and prosperity and be a real partner with Philadelphia’s business community,” said Rob Wonderling, President and CEO of the Chamber. “We look forward to working with the 2016 class of Council members to improve the city’s tax structure, education, business regulations and overall quality of life for every business and citizen in Philadelphia.”

The recommended candidates include:

-1st District: Councilman Mark Squilla

-2nd District: Councilman Kenyatta Johnson

-3rd District: Councilwoman Jannie Blackwell

-4th District: Councilman Curtis Jones, Jr.

-5th District: Council President Darrell Clarke

-6th District: Councilman Bobby Henon

-7th District: Councilwoman Maria Quiñones-Sánchez

-8th District: Councilwoman Cindy Bass

-9th District: State Representative Cherelle Parker

-10th District: Councilman Brian O’Neill

-Democratic At-Large Council: Councilwoman Blondell Reynolds Brown, Councilman Ed Neilson, Derek Green, Paul Steinke, Allan Domb

-Republican At-Large Council: Councilman Dennis O’Brien, Councilman David Oh, Al Taubenberger, Terry Tracy.


Here are the four questions posed to all of the candidat