As the May 19 mayoral primaries approach, candidates will issue press releases and host events highlighting those who’ve endorsed their candidacies.
Though NinetyNine is diligently working on a handy-dandy graphic to keep you abreast of said endorsements throughout the campaign, it’s never too early to start keeping track.
With a shade less than three weeks until voters head to the polls, here’s where the candidates self-report their position on the Endorsement Tracker:
Jim Kenney (45)
Philadelphia Fire Fighters’ Union (Local 22, International Association of Fire Fighters).
Karen Bojar (former president of the Philadelphia NOW).
Elected officials and community leaders from Northeast Philadelphia (State Rep. Kevin Boyle and Mike Driscoll, state Sen. Tina Tartaglione, City Councilman Bobby Henon and 10 ward leaders).
West Philadelphia’s Ethiopian community and Powelton business owners.
Philadelphia Multicultural Coalition.
Americans for Democratic Action of Southeastern Pennsylvania (and the 9th, 8th, 27th, 5th and 30th wards).
Philadelphia Progressive Democratic Caucus.
Philadelphia Interfaith Coalition.
U.S. Rep. Brendan Boyle.
Tony Williams (23)
Longtime LGBT leaders (Wade Albert, Kevin Burns, Antonio Boone, Terell Green, Ennes and Jim Littrell and additional LGBT supporters).
Black Clergy of Philadelphia and Vicinity (group’s executive committee voted to back Jim Kenney, but general body went with Williams).
Lt. Gov. Michael Stack.
U.S. Rep. Chaka Fattah.
District Attorney Seth Williams.
Former City Controller Jonathan Saidel.
A group of millennials at a May 15 press conference.
Nelson Diaz (7)
State Rep. Angel Cruz, state Rep. Leslie Acosta; former Rep. Ralph Acosta and Former City Councilman Angel Ortiz (all endorsed Diaz at same event).
A host of national Puerto Rican leaders including Gov. Alejandro Garcia Padilla; Eduardo Bhatia, President of Senate of the Commonwealth; Roberto Prats, Chairman of the Democratic Party of Puerto Rico; and former Secretary of State Kenneth McClintock.
School Police Association of Philadelphia.
Coalition of Latino Firefighters led by Spanish American Professional Firefighters Association President Eduardo Rodriguez (not an SAPFA endorsement).
U.S. Rep. Luis V. Gutiérrez (D-Ill.)
Doug Oliver (2)
Lynne Abraham (1)
Milton Street (0)
(*Listed on Kenney’s website as a cavalcade of other unions belonging to the AFL-CIO are Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers & Grain Millers’ BCTGM Local 6; Bricklayers Local 1; Cement Masons and Plasterers Union Local 592; CWA Local 13000; Gas Workers Union Local 686; Heat & Frost Insulator & Allied Workers Local 14; IAM Machinists 1776; IUPAT District Council 21; Longshoremen ILA International; NALC Branch 157; Philadelphia Joint Board Workers United; Plasterers’ Union Local 8; Plumbers Local 690; Sprinklerfitters Local 692; Steamfitters Local 420; Steelworkers USW Local 10-1; Stage Hands LU 8 IATSE Local 8; International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local 98; Philadelphia Building & Construction Trades Council)