Roy White wins GOP mayoral bid
He will face incumbent Mayor James Young in June general election
Wednesday, May 8, 2013 1:00 AM
Roy White won the Republican nomination for Mayor of Philadelphia in Tuesday's primary elections, defeating Joe Tullos 751 to 557, or with 57 percent of the vote, complete but uncertified results show.
Primary votes by ward for mayor and alderman-at-large.
White will face incumbent Mayor James A. Young in the June 5 general election.
Young, who is completing his first term, was unopposed in the Democratic primary.
Tullos is the current Ward 1 alderman and White is the current Ward 2 alderman.
The city has 4,865 registered voters.
After the final votes were tallied at City Hall, White said he was very excited with the results of the mayoral race.
"I want to thank the citizens of Philadelphia for bestowing this great honor on me," he said, surrounded by friends and family.
"I look forward to the general election," White said.
During the Republican mayoral campaign, White said the single most important issue facing the city of Philadelphia was the creation of new jobs and the ability to strengthen the industry/business sector in order to expand the economic base and raise earnings.
During his campaign, Tullos said jobs was the single most important issue facing the city of Philadelphia.
He said economic growth and development has been at a stand still for way too long and that it had to change.
He said the city needed new industry and better paying jobs.
During the Democratic mayoral campaign, Young said operating the city with a continuing deficit was the single most important issue facing the city of Philadelphia.
He said his integrity and leadership experience qualified him for another term as mayor.
Tuesday voters cast paper ballots, which were counted electronically.
City Clerk James Johnson said 224 absentee ballots were cast in the Republican and Democratic primaries.
The city has 4,865 registered votes: 1,282 in Ward 1; 1,184 in Ward 2; 1,142 in Ward 3 and 1,257 in Ward 4.
Thirty-five percent of the city's registered voters cast ballots in the 2009 municipal primaries.
Winners in the general election will take office on July 1.
The citywide liquor referendum will be on the general election ballot on June 4.