2019
PHILADELPHIA ELECTION RESULTS
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Yesterday, Philadelphia held an off-year municipal election for Mayor, city council members, suburban government and judicial posts across the region. Here's the breakdown:

Mayor Jim Kenney flew easily into his second term, which gives him four more years in office, unless he makes the decision to run for governor, which he is reportedly considering. Kendra Brooks won a City Council At-Large seat Tuesday, making her the first third-party candidate to win a seat in the 100 years since the Council adopted a modern legislative structure, easily the biggest political upset of the night. (Inquirer) The race between Nicholas O'Rourke and incumbent David Oh was close until the very last second and O'Rourke, a member of the Working Families' Party, trailed Oh until the results came in early this morning.

Most of the races were easily won, but the 10th District race between incumbent Brian O'Neill and democrat Judy Moore was another close call, with a difference of just over 2,600 votes this morning. With the departure of Councilmember Jannie Blackwell, O’Neill becomes the longest-serving legislator. He won his first election in the 10th district in 1979 — the year his opponent was born — and has held the seat ever since. This will be his 11th term.

How does this change the dynamic of City Council? Four new faces will be taking up posts in the chamber in the coming months, including Isaiah Thomas and Katherine Gilmore Richardson, who will take over two of Council's seven at-large seats. Kendra Brooks' win pushes out singe-term republican businessman Al Taubenberger, who ran unsuccessfully for four different elected offices before finally winning a seat on Council in 2015. Taubenberger told WHYY that he “enjoyed every second he had being a councilman.” ***Newcomer Jamie Gauthier won back in May and will be taking over the keys to Councilmember Jannie Blackwell's district in West Philly. (Billy Penn)

Final tallies were coming late into the night, as Philadelphia's new voting machines, meant to be a faster system for reporting election results, flopped just a little. The electronic poll books in the form of iPads would allow poll workers to sign voters in, but the resulting process on Tuesday was fairly traditional, with paper poll books being used, instead of new technology. Some of the new machines reportedly would not take paper ballots, and many needed to be restarted. The general consensus was that while there were some issues, voters said that the new machines (where they were working) were simple and easy to use , and they're glad the update has been made.

The vote on the proposed amendment known as Marsy’s Law is caught in a legal Twilight Zone , as the state Supreme Court on Monday upheld a lower-court ruling that votes for the amendment won’t be counted until the issue makes it way through the courts and a final ruling is reached on its constitutionality. (Inquirer)

Take a look below for the further breakdown of the races!
MAYORAL RACE
JIM KENNEY (D) - 213,390 (80.03%)
BILLY CIANCAGLINI (R) - 52,537 (19.70%)

CITY COMMISSIONERS (2)
OMAR SABIR (D) - 196,731 (43.81%)
LISA DEELEY (D) - 202,036 (45.00%)

REGISTER OF WILLS
TRACEY GORDON (D) - 213,098 (99.87%)

SHERIFF
ROCHELLE BILAL (D) - 211,895 (99.79%)

CITY COUNCIL RACES

DISTRICT ONE
MARK F SQUILLA (D) - 25,748 (82.77%)
DANIEL ORSINO (R) - 5,308 (17.06%)

DISTRICT TWO
KENYATTA JOHNSON (D) - 22,236 (79.10%)
MICHAEL BRADLEY (R) - 5,525 (19.65%)

DISTRICT THREE
JAMIE GAUTHIER (D) - 23,811 (99.76%)

DISTRICT FOUR
CURTIS JONES JR (D) - 24,745 (88.21%)
MATT BALTSAR (L) - 950 (3.39%)
KARLA CRUEL (I) - 2,337 (8.33%)

DISTRICT FIVE
DARRELL L CLARKE (D) - 24,375 (98.85%)

DISTRICT SIX
BOBBY HENON (D) - 11,733 (60.21%)
PETE SMITH (R) 7,740 (39.72%)

DISTRICT SEVEN
MARIA QUIÑONES SÁNCHEZ (D) - 11,495 (99.53%)

DISTRICT EIGHT
CINDY BASS (D) - 24,784 (80.80%)
GREG PAULMIER (I) - 5,814 (18.95%)

DISTRICT NINE
CHERELLE L PARKER (D) - 25,151 (99.90%)

DISTRICT TEN
JUDY MOORE (D) - 12,286 (45.16%)
BRIAN O'NEILL (R) - 14,903 (54.78%)

AMENDMENT ONE (MARSY'S LAW - RIGHTS FOR CRIME VICTIMS)
Yes - 1,677,618 (73.8%)
No - 594,413 (26.2%)