John P. Sabatina Jr. last week moved from the Pennsylvania House of Representatives to the Senate. Sabatina was elected to lead the 5th Senatorial District, which was last held by current Lt. Gov. Mike Stack, in a May 19 special election.
While Jim Kenney easily won last week’s Democratic mayoral primary with 56 percent of the vote, his numbers were even better in the 14 Northeast wards.
Jim Kenney, Lisa Deeley and John Sabatina Jr. score big victories, while Ed Neilson loses his reelection bid.
The vacant 5th Senatorial District seat will be filled on Tuesday in a special election.
The primary election is next Tuesday, and Philadelphians will see a crowded ballot.
The race for City Council at-large seats is competitive for both major parties.
Holmesburg Civic Association will meet on Tuesday, May 12, and a number of candidates in the upcoming election will be in attendance.
Nine of the 15 Democratic ward leaders in the Northeast on Sunday endorsed Jim Kenney for mayor.
Republicans have nominated Tim Dailey, a history and English teacher at Father Judge High School, as their candidate in the 5th Senatorial District special election.