Wilson Goode talks about election loss, confidence in Philly future

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 City Councilman Wilson Goode Jr. will leave office after for terms following his primary loss. (NewsWorks file photo)

City Councilman Wilson Goode Jr. will leave office after for terms following his primary loss. (NewsWorks file photo)

A longtime Philadelphia City Councilman came up short in his bid for what he was counting on to be his final term. 

After four terms in office, Councilman Wilson Goode Jr. said political deals were part of the reason for his loss in the Democratic primary.

“Position on the ballot, as well as being cut from some sample ballots and, to some extent, low voter turnout,” he named as other factors in the loss.

Goode, who has long championed the poor and minorities, said he believes others will take up that work when he leaves office in January.

“I believe a number of people have been involved in those issues who were not elected to office, so the type of people who support my work will continue to support that work whether I’m here or not,” he said.

Goode would not discuss if he wants to be a part of a Jim Kenney administration should the Democratic nominee be elected mayor.

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