The day after Congressman Bob Brady (D-Philadelphia) announced his retirement the field to replace his has begun to grow.
Reverend Dr. Kevin Johnson announced his bid to replace Brady Thursday with an official kick-off event Friday.
“The City of Philadelphia and surrounding communities deserve a representative in Congress who’s not just another career politician. Our region needs someone who will fight to strengthen the community, and someone who is equipped to stand up to President Trump’s draconian policies,” Johnson said.
According to a press release, Johnson is the Lead Pastor of Dare to Imagine Church and President & CEO of the Philadelphia Opportunities Industrialization Center.
Johnson joins Lindy Li, Willie Singletary, Michelle Lawrence, and Nina Ahmad in the race. Philadelphia Deputy Mayor of Labor Rich Lazer is considering a run.