Dylan McKeon Staff Writer
This Tuesday, May 19 there will be no school as the Election Primaries for Philadelphia will be taking place. There are six Democrats candidate including Milton Street, Doug Oliver, Nelson Diaz, Lynne Abraham, and the two biggest candidates Anthony Williams and Jim Kenney.
For more information on the Mayoral candidate, this article on Philadelphia Magazine’s Citified Blog provides a grand amount of information on each.
During this day off, many of the juniors will be volunteering for Committee of Seventy’s Election Ambassador Corps. Here they will be assisting voters and observing the voting process. This is will be a graded assignment and also be one of two project American history students can choose to follow up on for the Q4 Benchmark.
The seniors who are of age are recommended to vote on this day. A survey on who the seniors plan to vote for shows that most who are of age are planning to vote, the most popular candidate is Jim Kenney and that two thirds of the senior students have a small amount of information about each candidate.
As for teachers, the choices are clearer.
Ms. Echols has said she “will be voting for someone who plans to improve education” and Many of the other teachers are unanimous towards Jim Kenny.