City Council: Who (young) is Running?Well, now that Casey had officially declared and the race for U.S. Senate is heating up, it's time to talk about the thing that really matters: Philadelphia City Council. Sure, the Democratic Primary is still over two years away, but that doesn't mean people haven't started positioning themselves.
First, let's get the obvious out of the way. Andrew Hohns is rumored to be eyeing a run. Coming off two consecutive failures to unseat State Rep. Babette Josephs, Hohns is a proven fundraiser with an ability to organize volunteers. Frankly, City Council makes a lot more sense to me for Hohns. I've always had the impression he is more interested in local issues.
Another person I think might be considering a run is Sharif Street. Although he recently made headlines for lobbying City Council, it's well known he has political larger political aspirations. Like Hohns, he failed to unseat an long-time incumbent the last election cycle. Like Hohns, I think he has a better shot at winning a Council seat than beating a longtime elected official. Of course, Wilson Goode Jr. shows how a Mayor's son can get elected.
Anyone else? I'm all ears......