Nelson Diaz to Run for Mayor of Philadelphia
PA Society was a big weekend in the Philadelphia mayoral primary.
Not only were all the announced candidates there but a new entrant made his candidacy known.
Judge Nelson Diaz told WHYY’s Dave Davies that he’ll be running.
“I hadn’t been at the Waldorf Astoria hotel for a half an hour when I saw former Philadelphia Judge Nelson Diaz, who’s been talking to people about a mayoral run,” Davies wrote. “I asked him if he was going to do it, expecting the polite brush off. Instead he put his hand on my shoulder like we were old buddies, and said yes, he’s running and will announce January 15th.”
Diaz served on the Court of Common Pleas from 1981 to 1993. He then went on to serve in President Bill Clinton’s Department of Housing and Urban Development as General Counsel. He also worked in for Mayor Street as City Solicitor from 2001 to 2004.
The judge would be the fifth declared candidate. Also running are State Senator Anthony Williams, former District Attorney Lynne Abraham, former City Solicitor Ken Trujillo and former Director of Federal Affairs Terry Gillen.