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Santamoor announces Council bid

Democrat Eryn Santamoor announced her candidacy for City Council at large.

Santamoor’s campaign will focus on public safety, substance use treatment and quality services for every neighborhood.

“The city is facing simultaneous challenges of safety, substance use and basic city service delivery,” she said. “I’m stepping up to help lead this city into a brighter future and I stand ready to roll my sleeves up and get to work on day one.”

Santamoor also ran for an at-large seat in 2019.

“It takes grit and an underdog spirit to be a true leader in this city,” she said. “Philadelphia is where I live, work and raise my two young children. It’s where I spent my career helping people, working inside and alongside city government while focused on one thing – the number of people I can help.”

Santamoor sits on the board of Uplift Center for Grieving Children and has been an advocate for access to health care. In her previous campaign, she discussed a lack of access to the kind of care families desperately need, like high-quality treatment facilities for addiction and alcoholism and expanded social and emotional learning opportunities in schools.

“I have spent my career helping people get what they need from their government and I am prepared to continue that work as a councilmember,” she said. “If ever there was a time to vote for experienced candidates, it’s right now. My energy, experience and compassion has helped carry me through my years of public service and it will guide me in this next role.”

Santamoor served as chief of staff to Allan Domb, a former at-large councilman who resigned to run for mayor, and as a deputy managing director in the Nutter administration. In her 2019 bid, she received the endorsement of Transport Workers Union, UFCW, Sierra Club, International Brotherhood of Teamsters and Philly Set Go.

“Philadelphia can be the city we all want it to be with leaders who can do the hard work it takes to make meaningful changes for every community,” she said. ••

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