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Philly City Councilmember Allan Domb resigns ahead of expected run for mayor

15 Aug 2022 12:58 PM | Travis Oliver (Administrator)

The two-term, at-large Council member said he’s considering running because Philadelphia is a “city in crisis.”

Philadelphia City Councilmember Allan Domb is resigning Monday and said he is considering running for mayor, the first major step by a contender toward making a bid in 2023.

The two-term at-large Council member and real estate magnate stopped short of declaring his candidacy for Philadelphia’s top job, but he will be the first elected official in the city to resign from his current post to potentially run for mayor. The city charter requires city officeholders quit their jobs to seek another office.

In an interview with The Inquirer, he said he’s considering running because Philadelphia is a “city in crisis.” He said he hasn’t set a timeline for making a decision and will spend the next several weeks talking to residents and business owners.

“Our city needs a leader, a champion,” said Domb, a Democrat. “You have to love people. You have to want the job. We need a mayor who wants the job.”

Philadelphia City Councilmember Allan Domb resigns, considers run for mayor (inquirer.com)

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