New in the Mayor’s Race: Rizzo to Run for Something, Germantown Developer Is Not

Stu Bykofsky reports in his Daily News column that Frank Rizzo, son of the former Mayor of Philadelphia of the same name, is definitely running for something. Rizzo says he has a Plan A and Plan B. The former and preferred option would be a mayoral run, while the latter plan, to run for an at-large City Council seat, will be implemented should “the political stars” fail “to align in a particular way.”

And Newsworks reports that despite the launching of earlier this year, Philadelphia developer Ken Weinstein is not running for mayor next year.

So far the only candidates to officially declare are Terry Gillen, Ken Trujillo, and Lynne Abraham.

The Declaration is considering but has yet to make an official endorsement for the next Mayor of Philadelphia, Pols, go ahead and bite those nails down to the knuckles.


About Kenneth Lipp

Kenneth is a writer and researcher. He’s from Alabama, and will not apologize for it. He moved to Pennsylvania in 2012, but has been in love with Philadelphia since a late-night stroll down Ben Franklin Parkway to the Art Museum in July of 2011 with the love of his life. He is interested in telling Philadelphia’s dynamic and absolutely unique stories with the zeal of a constantly enamored newcomer. Kenneth is also passionate about government transparency and protection of whistleblowers, most notably PFC Chelsea Manning. His research and reporting on law enforcement and surveillance have been featured in various publications, including Rolling Stone (Meet the Private Companies Helping Cops Spy on Protesters) and Popular Science (Boston Tested Crowd-Watching Software That Catalogues People's Skin Color). His training is in both genetics and history and he likes the joke about being a helicase and unzipping your “genes.” He’s driven to know, and thinks you can handle, the truth. Follow him on Twitter @kennethlipp.

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