District Attorney: Larry Krasner, a civil rights attorney, beat out a crowded field to win the Democratic nomination for district attorney in Philadelphia. In the November election, he will face Beth Grossman, a former assistant district attorney and the only Republican on Tuesday's ballot.
In his first briefing as the Democratic nominee, Krasner thanked voters, defended his lack of prosecutorial experience experience and said he would not be beholden to billionaire George Soros, who gave $1.45 million to a political action committee that backed the civil rights lawyer's campaign. While progressives are cheering Krasner's win, some prosecutors in the District Attorney's Office – of which Krasner was deeply critical in his anti-establishment campaign – were dismayed by the victory, and the leader of the city's police union is slamming Krasner supporters who chanted a profane slogan about the union at the candidate's victory party.
City Controller: City Controller Alan Butkovitz lost his bid for reelection, falling in the Democratic primary in a major upset to Rebecca Rhynhart. In the general election, Rhynhart will face Republican Michael Tomlinson, who ran unopposed in his party's primary.