Philadelphia, Thursday, May 9, 2019—Kahlil Williams, Democratic Candidate for City Commissioner was endorsed on Thursday by Former Philadelphia Mayor and Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell.
“In all my years serving in city and state government and campaigning for office, I have come across few people as impressive as Kahlil Williams,” said Rendell, who has served as honorary chair of the Williams campaign since January. “From his distinguished legal career, to his voting rights advocacy and his vision for expanding the role of the office, Kahlil Williams is likely the most qualified candidate to have ever run for Philadelphia City Commissioner, and I am proud to support him.”
In the past three years, Governor Rendell has endorsed candidates who shocked the political establishment with improbable wins. Philadelphia City Controller Rebecca Rhynhart, State Representative Malcolm Kenyatta, and Congresswoman Mary Gay Scanlon. Rendell’s endorsement of Kahlil comes in the homestretch of the campaign, following endorsements from the 1st, 2nd, 5th, 8th, 9th, 18th, 27th, and 30th Democratic ward committees, One Pennsylvania, Neighborhood Networks, Penn Dems, Liberty City Democratic Club, Philly Set Go, Ascend PAC, The Collective PAC, and State Representative Chris Rabb (D-PA-200).
Kahlil Williams said, “I have long looked up to Ed Rendell. Throughout my career, I’ve tried to model his approach to politics that no job is too small, and every person matters, which is abundantly true with respect to the City Commissioner’s office and the right to vote. I am incredibly grateful for his support.”