Philadelphia mayoral election, 2003

The Philadelphia mayoral election, 2003 was a contest between Democratic incumbent John F. Street and Republican businessman Sam Katz.

Pennsylvania Governor and former Mayor of Philadelphia, Ed Rendell played a key role for Street by ensuring that business interests did not support Katz.[1]

The race was covered in the documentary film The Shame of a City.

Election results

Philadelphia mayoral election, 2003
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic John F. Street 267,230 58.34 +8.70
Republican Sam Katz 189,357 41.34 -8.28
Socialist Workers John Staggs 1,291 0.28
Democratic hold Swing

External links


  1. "The PA Report "Power 75" List" (PDF). Pennsylvania Report. Capital Growth, Inc. January 31, 2003. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2006-09-20. "Governor Rendell’s squeezing business not to support Republican nominee, Sam Katz, will help"
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