A former Mayor of Philadelphia could be making a comeback. John Street is strongly hinting at another run for mayor, or even city council.
Street says he’s happy with being a part-time teacher at Temple University and enjoying his life.
“I’ve actually been to South Africa, I’ve been to Egypt, I’ve been to Hawaii, I’ve been to the islands,” said Street.
But what he’s not happy about is how Mayor Michael Nutter is running the city. Street says many other Philadelphians showed they feel the same way by voting for his brother Milton in the Democratic primary.
“One in four voters decided to vote against Mayor Nutter either by voting for Senator Street or voting against him in a very direct way and I don’t think that’s much of an endorsement and think there needs to be an additional set of discussions about it all and I’m taking it under advisement,” he said.
Street says in addition to a potential independent run for mayor, he is also reviewing a bid for city council. He says he will speak to his advisors.
“What I want to do right now is create a list of options and in order to do that I have to have a number of conversations with a bunch of different people including some of my longtime supporters including Councilman Darrell Clarke, I will talk to the party chairman there are other political figures, I mean I have to make a very serious decision,” said Street.
When Street will make that decision, he wouldn’t say.
A spokesman for Mayor Nutter says he ran a strong campaign and will be hard to beat in November. Nutter will continue to talk to voters about his goals in the area of economic development and job creation. The spokesman notes that anyone is free to run.