Krasner likely victor of Democratic nomination for Philly DA


He was trailed by career prosecutor Joe Khan (20 percent), former city managing director and prosecutor Rich Negrin (14 percent) and former defense attorney and assistant district attorney Tariq El-Shabazz (12 percent) and three other candidates, real estate developer and attorney Michael Untermeyer (8 percent), private attorney and former prosecutor John O'Neill (6 percent) and longtime Municipal Court judge Teresa Deni (1 percent). Krasner will face GOP nominee, Beth Grossman in the District Attorney election in November.

In the Democratic race for city controller, Rebecca Rhynhart defeated incumbent Alan Butkovitz, who was seeking his fourth term.

Krasner campaigned on a progressive platform, including ending mass incarceration, the death penalty, the war on drugs, and civil asset forfeiture, and pushing thorough investigation of police misconduct. Krasner called Ross "a genuinely progressive, forward-thinking commissioner", and he looks forward to working with Ross if elected.

"I think we will see state and local governments take consistently more reformist approaches than the feds in the years ahead, but that's not too surprising; that was the pattern under Obama as well", professor Pfaff said. When you have the most incarcerated city of the ten largest cities in the United States, that's a problem.

But Krasner told reporters that he didn't believe that was the case, and instead said that many employees in that office called to congratulate him. Democracy works best when more voices are included. "As elected officials, we all must do what we can to increase civic participation, restore our residents' faith in our democratic system, and create a government that works for everyone, regardless of zip code or privilege." . They hope to succeed Democrat Seth Williams, who goes on trial next month in a federal bribery case.

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Developer Nat Hyman defeated a city police detective to win the Republican nomination for Allentown mayor.

The races made up the only statewide contests on the primary ballot.

Sun, crisp air, and blue skies made flawless ballot-casting conditions for voters who participated in Philadelphia's primary elections on Tuesday. Moulton was trying to retain the position to which he was appointed past year after serving as a top lawyer in Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf's administration.

Winning their party's nomination, with 94 percent of precincts reporting, were Marissa Brumbach (37.98 percent of the vote) and Matt Wolf (25.33 percent.) There are no Republican candidates running. They were selected from a field of six candidates. The city's Republican Party sent out a fundraising email Wednesday referencing the chant and seeking donations to defeat Mr. Krasner, who they dubbed an "anti-law enforcement radical".

Two Republicans - Delaware County Judge Christine Fizzano Cannon and Pittsburgh lawyer Paul Lalley - were uncontested as their party nominees. She will run in November against Allegheny County Judge Dwayne Woodruff, a Democrat and former player for the Pittsburgh Steelers.