Doug Oliver wins Philly mayoral primary (at weekend summit of teenage voters) [updated]

 Mayoral candidate Doug Oliver poses for a selfie with students who attended the Youth Mayoral Summit at Venice Island Perfoming Arts Center in Manayunk Saturday afternoon. (Tracie Van Auken/for NewsWorks)

Mayoral candidate Doug Oliver poses for a selfie with students who attended the Youth Mayoral Summit at Venice Island Perfoming Arts Center in Manayunk Saturday afternoon. (Tracie Van Auken/for NewsWorks)

About 150 children, most younger than the legal voting age, headed out to Manayunk on Saturday for the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southeastern Pennsylvania and WURD-AM’s first-ever Youth Mayoral Summit.

There, they got face-to-face time with six of the seven mayoral candidates (missing was Nelson Diaz, who had a previously scheduled out-of-town commitment) and asked questions about raising the minimum wage, nutritional school lunches and, among other topics, funding for education.

Then, the attendees between the ages of 12 and 18 cast ballots in a mock mayoral election that saw Doug Oliver, the youngest in the Democratic field, emerge victorious.

You can read all about the Venice Island Performing Arts Center event via this link from NewsWorks’ Northwest Philadelphia page.

This story was updated to reflect the fact that the event was co-sponsored by NewsWorks and The Next Mayor partner WURD-AM.

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