Another candidate is jumping into the race for an at-large seat in Philadelphia City Council.
Derek Green, who has worked for Councilwoman Marian Tasco since 2003 and was a deputy city solicitor and assistant district attorney, is counting on his experience to work for him in his recently launched campaign.
“When Councilman [Jim] Kenney decided to resign to run for mayor and Councilwoman Tasco decided to resign, a number of people reached out to me — considering I ran in 2007 — and encouraged me to run again,” he said.
Green’s decision to run for the at-large seat gives Pennsylvania Rep. Cherelle Parker a clear path to Tasco’s district seat. Tasco endorsed Parker when she announced her retirement, and Parker is expected to make her intentions official within the next week.