Councilman Behind Philadelphia’s Marijuana Decriminalization Law Elected Mayor in Landslide Victory

Councilman Behind Philadelphia’s Marijuana Decriminalization Law Elected Mayor in Landslide Victory

PHILADELPHIA, PA — Last year, Philadelphia City Council member Jim Kenney successfully pushed through a bill to decriminalize marijuana in the nation’s fifth largest city.  On Tuesday, Kenney was elected to become the city’s next mayor in a landslide victory, capturing 84% of the popular vote.

Kenney served on the Philadelphia City Council for 23 years before resigning to peruse the Democratic nomination to replace term-limited Mayor Michael Nutter.

In Tuesday’s general election, Kenny was opposed by Republican Melissa Murray…

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