Anthony Hardy Williams not running for mayor

    Sen. Anthony Hardy Williams announced this morning he won’t be running in the 2012 Philadelphia mayoral election. He hasn’t endorsed another candidate as of yet.


    “Two things have been made clear. One, my desire to lead us toward a brighter future is both real and strong. And two, I recognize that not only are deeds important, but so is one’s word,” Williams said in a release, referring to his statement after his 2010 gubernatorial campaign that he didn’t intend to run for mayor.

    Despite not running, Williams said: “I will continue to devote my energy toward the real work of ensuring opportunities for a world-class education for every child in Philadelphia; of spurring job growth and promoting a business friendly Philadelphia; and of reducing gun violence and crime on our streets.”

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