Nutter says he’s ready for next term

Mayor Michael Nutter easily cruised to re-election last night. He’s ready for another term.

Mayor Nutter spoke to supporters about an hour and a half after the polls closed, saying his work is not done to help the city of Philadelphia.

“We are beginning to realize the true potential of this historic remarkable city.

This is just the beginning, we have much more work to do. We are not done yet.!”

The mayor says this is not the time for resting on accomplishments.

Tonight is not a time for satisfaction but impatience, restlessness a sense of urgency a sense of boldness. A determination to push forward and build on the foundations we’ve already laid.”

The mayor says fixing the gun problem and the city schools are just two of his priorities in his second term.

Nutter walked off with about 75 percent of the vote, compared to about 22 percent for Republican Karen Brown.

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