“Jim Kenney has been a tireless advocate for the LGBT community for nearly 25 years," he said. "From the fight for domestic partner benefits in the 1990s to transgender healthcare in 2013, Jim has never abandoned the fight for equality even when it was politically unpopular. I look forward to working with him to stop LGBT discrimination in our schools and throughout Philadelphia."
Former City Councilman Jim Kenney, who is also seeking the Democratic mayoral nomination, released the following statement on Gov. Tom Wolf's budget proposal to increase funding for both early childhood education and kindergarten to 12th-grade public education.