Philly’s likely next mayor already hearing from job seekers

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 Jim Kenney, Philadelphia's likely next mayor, has been hearing from job seekers hoping for work with the city. (Tom MacDonald/WHYY)

Jim Kenney, Philadelphia's likely next mayor, has been hearing from job seekers hoping for work with the city. (Tom MacDonald/WHYY)

The man who is expected to be the next mayor of Philadelphia is already receiving resumes from those who’d like a job with his administration. 

Jim Kenney said that he’s become a very popular person in the week since he won the Democratic nomination to be Philadelphia’s next mayor.

“A lot of people want to chat, they need a minute to chat, so it’s fine,” he said Wednesday. “It comes with the territory.’

“When you are successful in the primary, and you are in a city with a 7 or 8-to-1 registration edge, people assume the inevitable,” he said. “And I understand,  they want to have a conversation about public service.”

Kenney intends to talk with Nutter administration officials to see how many of them want to stay and work with his administration.

“I think I am going to meet with the mayor next week and go through their organizational chart,” he said. “We had a conversation, and he’s committed to a smooth transition if I’m elected in November.”

One person Kenney hopes will stay on is Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey. Ramsey’s future with the city was widely debated during the primary election campaign.

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