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Philadelphia’s 5th Ward Democratic Party

to elect Progressive Democrats

We cannot make the change Pennsylvania needs without your help. Get involved today with the 5th Ward Democrats.

Endorsed Democratic Candidates


Rebecca Rhynhart

Council At-Large

Rue Landau
Eryn Santamoor
John B. Kelly
KathY Gilmore-Richardson
Isaiah Thomas

District Council

Mark Squilla – 1st
Aissia Richardson – 5th

Click below to see the full list of endorsed candidates including those runing for City Commissioner, City Controller, Sheriff, Register of Wills, and Statewide and Local Judges.

Who Are the 5th Ward Democrats?

We are all neighborhood activists who have been elected to serve in a leadership capacity within the Philadelphia Democratic Party.

There are 66 wards in Philadelphia, each containing between 11 and 51 voting divisions, making up a total of 1,686 voting divisions. Democratic voters in each voting division, also known as precincts, directly elect two Democratic committee members. The ward’s executive committee is composed of all the Democratic committee members elected within the ward, who then select the ward leader and other officers.

The 5th Ward is made up of the following neighborhoods: Old City, Callowhill, Chinatown, the Gayborhood, the Historic District, Northern Liberties, Society Hill, and Washington Square West

The primary duties of the wards are to furnish voters with information, ensure voter turnout during elections, endorse candidates and ballot initiatives, and hold elected officials accountable for serving the ward’s residents.

Election Day is May 16, 2023

Polls are open from 7:00AM to 8:00PM. Click the button below to learn more about where you vote.




Click below to make a contribution to the 5th Ward Philadelphia Democratic Party and help us get out the vote.

Become a Poll worker

Get involved civically by working on Election Day as a poll worker to make sure your neighbors have the right to vote.

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