The Pennsylvania primary is Tuesday, May 16th. This time around, voters will decide on candidates for the next Philadelphia district attorney, the next Philadelphia controller, and 17 statewide judicial positions.
Senior political reporter Dave Davies sat down with each of the candidates in the primary for district attorney: Joe Khan, Teresa Carr Deni, Rich Negrin, Michael Untermeyer, Larry Krasner, Tariq El-Shabazz and Jack O’Neill. You can check out that coverage here — including video of the candidates’ forum hosted by WHYY, the NAACP and WURD on April 27.
Davies also spoke with both candidates for city controller — Alan Butkovitz and Rebecca Rhynhart. Aaron Moselle covered the May 9 controller debate. You can read those articles here.
The Philadelphia Bar Association’s Campaign for Qualified Judges vetted the 52 candidates who are running statewide for 17 open seats. Dave Heller spoke with Bar Association Chancellor Deborah Gross. Listen to their conversation here. You can also dig deeper into their findings with this searchable list.
Billy Penn did an exceptionally insightful job of digging into each of the candidates and the ballot questions. Check out their ‘‘procrastinator’s guide to the May 2017 Philadelphia primary election” here.