Philadelphia Ward 4 Alderman runoff election is Tuesday


 Philadelphia voters in Ward 4 will go to the polls Tuesday, April 27 to decide a runoff election for who will represent the Democrat Party for the seat in the June 8 general election.

In the April 6 primary election, Democrat candidates Ruthie Nash and Ajatha Nichols garnered enough votes to advance Tuesday's runoff election for the Ward 4 seat being vacated by Cassie Henson who mounted an unsuccessful bid for the mayoral nomination.

In the April 6 primary, Nichols received 129 votes, or 31.62% of the total 408 votes cast in that race, and Nash got 100 votes, or 24.51%, of the total in that race.

Nichols is the former owner and director of Nichols Nursery/Daycare. “I believe in community and community progress. I am a team builder and most of all, a team player,” Nichols said in announcing her candidacy.

Nash has lived in Philadelphia all her life. “…Our neighborhood is getting out of control,” Nash said in announcing her candidacy. “I cannot stop what is going on, but I will work with the board and our community people, and we can try to come up with a solution to solve some of the problems.”

The winner of Tuesday’s runoff will face independent candidate Shaun Seales in the June 8 general election.

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