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The race for at-large City Council is over and with about 97 percent of precincts reporting non-incumbents, Allan Domb, Derek Green and Helen Gym are among the top five vote-getters and will advance to the fall election.
As for the mayor’s race, nobody else had a chance. With only about 30 percent of precincts reporting and a little over an hour after the polls closed, the AP declared Jim Kenney the winner of Philadelphia’s Democratic mayoral primary. He had about 60 percent of the vote when it was called. The next-nearest candidate, Tony Williams, had 21 percent.
In the 2nd District, Kenyatta Johnson easily beat Ori Feibush, ending their political war over Point Breeze. And in the 7th District, Maria Quiñones-Sanchez held on to beat Manny Morales, the alleged racist Facebook poster.
For up to the minute results on the other races, you can check here.
1,465 of 1,686 Precincts reporting (87 percent)
Jim Kenney: 57 percent
Anthony Williams: 24.4 percent
Lynne Abraham: 8.8 percent
Doug Oliver: 4.2 percent
Nelson Diaz: 3.9 percent
Milton Street: 1.7 percent
At-Large Democrat (top five advance, 97 percent)
Derek Green: 10.7 percent
Blondell Reynolds Brown (incumbent): 9.8 percent
Allan Domb: 8.9 percent
Bill Greenlee (Incumbent): 7.9 percent
Helen Gym: 7.7 percent
Isaiah Thomas: 7.4 percent
Wilson Goode Jr. (incumbent): 7.1 percent
Sherrie Cohen: 7.1 percent
At-Large Republican (97 percent)
David Oh (incumbent): 18 percent
Dennis O’Brien (incumbent): 16.2 percent
Terry Tracy: 15.7 percent
Dan Tinney: 15.1 percent
Al Taubenberger: 13.2 percent
Contested City Council Districts
2nd District (97 percent reporting)
Kenyatta Johnson (incumbent): 63. percent
Ori Feibush: 37%
7th District (98 percent reporting)
Maria Quinones-Sanchez (incumbent): 54 percent
Manny Morales: 46 percent