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Tom Knox files to run for mayor in 2015

Tom Knox, a wealthy businessman who finished second in the 2007 Democratic primary election for mayor, today announced that he has filed paperwork to again seek that office in 2015. Knox, in a news release, said he may hold "a formal launch of his mayoral candidacy as early as next month.

Tom Knox files to run for mayor in 2015

Tom Knox. (David Swanson / Staff Photographer, File)
Tom Knox. (David Swanson / Staff Photographer, File)

Tom Knox, a wealthy businessman who finished second in the 2007 Democratic primary election for mayor, today announced that he has filed paperwork to again seek that office in 2015.  Knox, in a news release, said he may hold "a formal launch of his mayoral candidacy as early as next month.

The likely reaction from Philadelphia's political community to all this?  They'll believe it when they see it.

Consider this time-line: Knox ran briefly for governor in late 2009 and early 2010 and then dropped out of the race.  Then he flirted publicly for months with a run for mayor in 2011 as a Democrat or as an independent.  In February, Knox announced that he was considering another run for governor but was looking at "other opportunities." Three weeks ago, Knox said he would not run for governor but might run for mayor in 2015.

Knox called the registration of his political action committee for mayor "the next logical and necessary step" in his quest for elected office.

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