Derek S. Green is an American politician and Democratic member of the Philadelphia City Council since 2016.[1]

Derek S. Green
Derek Green in 2021
Member of the Philadelphia City Council from the At-Large District
In office
January 4, 2016 – September 6, 2022
Succeeded bySharon Vaughn
Personal details
Political partyDemocratic
ResidencePhiladelphia, Pennsylvania
EducationUniversity of Virginia
Temple University School of Law
WebsiteOfficial website

He is a candidate for the Democratic nomination for the 2023 Philadelphia mayoral election.

Education and career edit

Green graduated from the University of Virginia and received his JD from Temple University School of Law.[2] He worked as an assistant district attorney and assistant deputy attorney general for the State of Delaware, and then served as a deputy city solicitor for the City of Philadelphia in the housing and community development division.[1]

Green worked for several years as a legislative aide and special counsel for former councilmember Marian Tasco and an attorney for the council committees on finance and public health and human services. He has also worked on several local and state campaigns.[2]

Political career edit

Green initially ran for the Philadelphia City Council in 2007 but lost. In 2008, he was described as one of the "10 under 40" rising political stars in the city by The Philadelphia Inquirer.[3][4] He was expected to run for the 8th district seat upon the retirement of Donna Reed Miller in 2011, but he decided to remain as special council to Tasco.[5]

In 2015, he was elected to the city council after winning one of the five Democratic nominations for at-large seats.[6] He received the most votes out of the 16 candidates seeking the primary nominations.[7] He successfully ran for reelection in 2019 and was one of the top fundraisers in the race.[8]

In late 2022, Green announced his bid for Philadelphia mayor. He dropped out of the race in April 2023.

After suspending his mayoral campaign, it was announced that Green would be entering the private sector, joining Bellevue Strategies.

Personal life edit

Green lives in Mount Airy with his wife and son, who has autism.[2] He raises money for Autism Speaks and founded the first autism support class at Houston Elementary School with his wife.[9]

See also edit

References edit

  1. ^ a b "Councilman Derek S. Green". Philadelphia City Council official website. Retrieved January 17, 2019.
  2. ^ a b c Williams, Damon C. (December 25, 2015). "Derek Green, a City Council newcomer with a familiar face". Philadelphia Tribune.
  3. ^ "Here are 10 under 40 who are moving into position". The Philadelphia Inquirer. August 4, 2000.
  4. ^ Lucey, Catherine (August 4, 2000). "A crystal-ball look at Philly's rising political stars". The Philadelphia Inquirer.
  5. ^ "Derek Green not running for city council". WHYY. February 1, 2011.
  6. ^ Dunn, Mike (May 19, 2015). "Some New Faces Win Democratic Nominations For Phila. City Council". CBS Philly.
  7. ^ Kopp, John (May 20, 2015). "Kenney wins Democratic mayoral primary". PhillyVoice.
  8. ^ Briggs, Ryan (February 7, 2019). "Developers, unions fill City Council war chests ahead of 2019 elections". WHYY.
  9. ^ "About Derek Green". Official campaign website. Retrieved February 17, 2019.

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