Brian J. O'Neill

Brian J. O'Neill (born December 23, 1949)[1] is a Republican Councilman representing the Tenth District on the City Council of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He has served since 1980.[2]

Brian O'Neill
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Member of the Philadelphia City Council
from the 10th District
Assumed office
January 7, 1980
Preceded byMelvin Greenberg
Personal details
Born (1949-12-23) December 23, 1949 (age 72)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Political partyRepublican

O'Neill was first elected to Council in 1979, when he defeated incumbent Councilman Mel Greenberg on a campaign built on Greenberg's perceived apathy for the position.[3] Additionally, he has served as the President of the National League of Cities.[4]

He introduced the Philadelphia blunt ban in May 2006, which was adopted and signed by the mayor.[5]

He is currently the Council's Minority Leader.

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Marquis Who's Who on the Web
  2. ^ "Brian J. O'Neill – 10th District". City of Philadelphia official website. City Council, City of Philadelphia. 2010-02-15. Retrieved 2010-02-15.
  3. ^ Waring, Tom (October 26, 2011). "O'Neill, Rubin clash at debate". The Northeast Times. Retrieved February 14, 2012.
  4. ^ Terruso, Julia (February 21, 2019). "Should 'City Council member' be a lifetime gig? Allan Domb doesn't think so". The Philadelphia Inquirer.
  5. ^ "Mayor Street Signs Anti-Drug Paraphernalia Bill". CBS 3. CBS Broadcasting Incorporated. 2007-01-23. Archived from the original on 2007-02-24. Retrieved 2010-05-11.

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