Party-backed millennials come out on top in Philly's at-large City Council primary election

With 28 Democrats running — the most in 40 years — standing out was difficult. The crowd was full of would-be firsts: a first-generation immigrant, an openly gay man, and a transgender woman. In the end, the top five vote-getters were all backed by the party.

Kenney wins: Philly mayor easily fends off Democratic primary challengers

Jim Kenney won the Democratic primary, and in effect his second term as Philadelphia mayor, on Tuesday.

Blackwell political dynasty falls in West Philly, but incumbents dominate other City Council district races

Incumbents dominated Tuesday in the City Council district races except for longtime Councilwoman Jannie Blackwell in West Philly's 3rd District, who was defeated by newcomer Jamie Gauthier.

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Maria Quiñones-Sánchez claims victory in District 7 City Council primary election

María-Quiñones-Sánchez appeared to be headed to her fourth term in Council Tuesday. No Republicans are running in the general election for the district, which includes Frankford and Kensington.

Tracey Gordon wins register of wills race, ousting 40-year incumbent Ron Donatucci

Tracey L. Gordon, a former deputy city commissioner, ousted longtime Register of Wills Ron Donatucci in the Democratic primary.

Jamie Gauthier ousts Councilwoman Jannie Blackwell in City Council 3rd District

Blackwell, whose family had represented the district for nearly four decades, didn’t concede or give a speech to supporters at a results-watch party. Instead, she walked out around 11 p.m., after shaking supporters hands and telling a reporter: “I’m going home.”

Rochelle Bilal wins primary election for Philadelphia sheriff in upset of Jewell Williams

Sheriff Jewell Williams, who has been plagued by three sexual harassment scandals, was ousted by former Philadelphia police officer Rochelle Bilal in the Democratic primary for sheriff.

Blackwell political dynasty falls in West Philly, but incumbents dominate other City Council district races

Incumbents dominated Tuesday in the City Council district races except for longtime Councilwoman Jannie Blackwell in West Philly's 3rd District, who was defeated by newcomer Jamie Gauthier.

Kenney wins: Philly mayor easily fends off Democratic primary challengers

Jim Kenney won the Democratic primary, and in effect his second term as Philadelphia mayor, on Tuesday.

Primary results in Bucks, Chester, Montgomery and Delaware Counties bring new faces and familiar names

In Montgomery County, Democratic Commissioners Valerie Arkoosh and Ken Lawrence Jr. easily won bids to keep to keep their seats, while Republican Joe Gale, an incumbent, and Fred Conner were in the lead for the two GOP seats, followed by Gale’s brother, Sean Gale, unofficial returns showed.
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