Oh defeats Taubenberger for Council-at-large seat

The final seat on Philadelphia City Council has been decided.

David Oh has prevailed to win the final at-large seat. Oh says he’s pleased to have eked out victory by about 150 votes over Al Taubenberger. Oh said Tuesday afternoon he’s just waiting now for the results to be certified.

“With that, we can get to the business of dealing with Philadelphia’s issues and helping the people of our city and moving the city forward,” Oh said.

Challenger Taubenberger conceded Tuesday after spending the past week reviewing the ballots, including the absentee and overseas military votes.

“Nobody likes to lose, I don’t know any one person who does,” he said. “But the results are the results and you move forward … you keep a positive head because there are a lot of great things that can be done in this city working together with a lot of different people.

Taubenberger is the president of the Greater Northeast Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce and stepped back from his role as Burholme Civic Association president to run for office.

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