PGN Special Edition Coverage

Rich Negrin was 13 when he witnessed his father gunned down by assassins. Since then, he has not lost sight of combatting gun violence. After a brief career with the NFL, Negrin worked at the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office where he prosecuted violent crimes, including hate crimes. His other leadership positions included vice chair of the independent Philadelphia Board of Ethics, city managing director and overseeing PhillyRising.


Jack O’Neill prosecuted more than 100 cases involving homicide, rape and domestic violence. Before going into private practice, the district attorney candidate worked in the Juvenile Unit in the D.A.’s Office, where he represented thousands of survivors of violence and sexual assault. His victories include the high-profile sexual-assault case against Charles Finch and the Kensington rapist’s prosecution.

Prior to his run for district attorney, Michael Untermeyer served positions in the District Attorney’s Office and the Philadelphia Office of the Attorney General, specializing in financial cases at the latter. Additionally, he volunteered at the American Red Cross and conducted pro-bono work for several organizations. 

The challenger to incumbent City Controller Alan Butkovitz, Rebecca Rhynhart has never run for political office. Rhynhart served as Mayor Jim Kenney’s chief administrative officer prior to running for this position. Additionally, her 15 years of financial experience includes positions as treasurer and budget director for the city.

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