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November 04, 2015

Taubenberger in position to unseat O'Brien on City Council

The incumbent trails Taubenberger as vote tally nears end

Election 2015 City Council
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Al Taubenberger, Republican candidate for Philadelphia City Council.

Republican Al Taubenberger is in position to unseat incumbent Republican Dennis M. O'Brien in Philadelphia's At-Large City Council race.

Taubenberger received 3.81 percent of the total votes cast in the At-Large race, with about 98 percent of precincts reporting. O'Brien had received 3.76 percent.

Incumbent Republican David Oh led all GOP candidates with 3.82 percent of the vote. The At-Large race guaranteed the minority party at least two of the seven open seats.

The five Democratic candidates — Derek Green, Blondell Reynolds Brown, Allan Domb, William Greenlee and Helen Gym — all finished with at least 15 percent of the votes.

In the Eighth Councilmanic District, Democratic incumbent Cindy Bass was re-elected handily over Michael Galganski, of the Free Dominion Party.

In the Ninth District, Democrat Cherelle Parker won election over Republican Kevin Strickland and Independent Bobbie T. Curry.