Al Taubenberger, the President of the Greater Northeast Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce who ran unsuccessfully in 2007 as the Republican mayoral candidate, will run for an at-large City Council this year.
While walking near 16th and Arch streets, Taubenberger told NEast Philly his number one priority:
“Jobs,” Taubenberger said. “After 20 years leading the Northeast Chamber of Commerce, I know that City Council needs someone who understands how to create jobs, and I do.”
Taubenberger had previously expressed interest but would not run against at-large City Councilman Jack Kelly, who has since announced retirement after criticisms of his participation in the controversial DROP program. City Councilwoman Donna Reed Miller, who is also enrolled in DROP and serves a northwest district, today also announced she would not run again.
The primary is in May and the general election is in November.