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Reader Poll: Alan Butkovitz Should Be The Democratic Nominee for Philly Mayor

We’re two months and one day away from the day Democrats in Philadelphia head to the polls to select who will be their party’s nominee for Mayor in the 2019 election, but the readers of PoliticsPA are going with the former City Controller Alan Butkovitz.

46% believe that Butkovitz should be the Democratic nominee, while 38% believe incumbent Mayor Jim Kenney should be the nominee, and 15% would like to see state Sen. Anthony Williams as the nominee.

In 2015, Kenney coasted over a field of six Democrats in the primary, with the next closest candidate being Williams.

Both Butkovitz and Williams are expected to make the city’s controversial sugary beverage tax a talking point in their quest of one terming Kenney.

No sitting mayor has been beaten by a Democratic primary challenger.

Ballot positioning was announced today, which is done through a random lottery. Kenney will be 1, Butkovitz 2, and Williams 3.

622 readers weighed in on this poll.

The full results are included below.

Reader Poll: Who Should Be The Democratic Nominee for Philly Mayor?

  • Former City Controller Alan Butkovitz (46%)
  • Mayor Jim Kenney (38%)
  • State Sen. Anthony Williams (15%)

Total Voters: 622

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4 Responses

  1. Lifelong Philly resident: I LOVE the soda tax! Overweight citizens are unhealthy, miserable drags on the local economy. Study and study has shown that. They are the vendors should pay. It is only fair. And what better recipient that early childhood education: also shown in studies to be one of the most effective game-changers in a child’s life.
    You want sick adults & criminal kids? What kind of monster are you??

  2. I do think for Alan Butkovitz will win this time because for he will do a better job than Jim Kenney as mayor.

  3. Considering the large percentage of Republicans on this site, it’s not a shock they don’t want Kenneym and want someone who couldn’t even hold their incumbency for Controller.

    1. Jim kenney deserves to be beaten by alan butkovits bc of the worse tax in in philly history. THE SODA TAX

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    Total Voters: 231

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