Meet Candidate Andrew Lofton

The last time there was an open council seat for Philadelphia’s Eighth District was 16 years ago. Now that Democratic Councilwoman Donna Reed Miller is leaving, voters in Northwest Philadelphia have a real opportunity to help decide the future direction of the district.

In a district that stretches from North Philly to Chestnut Hill, seven Democratic candidates are in the running in the May 17 primary election. With no Republican candidates on the ballot, the decision Democratic voters will make in just over a month will essentially determine their next councilperson.

In an effort to ensure you have a chance to learn about all of the candidates, NewsWorks today presents the fourth of seven video statements recorded by the candidates about who they are and what kind of a city councilperson they will be.

Today, we get a chance to hear from Andrew Lofton.

Lofton is a lifelong resident of Mt. Airy. He currently holds a Supervisory position with the Urban Affairs Coalition (UAC). Prior to joining UAC he worked two plus years as a Registered Financial Representative. He also oversees, coaches and administrates St. Luke’s Spirit basketball and Track programs.

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