City Council candidate Bobby Henon and his supporters have set up shop on Frankford Avenue in preparation for the May 17 Democratic primary against Martin Bednarek.
Henon is running for Philadelphia’s 6th District in hopes of filling the soon-to-be-vacant seat of retiring incumbent Joan Krajewski, who has held the position since 1979.
If Henon wins the primary, he will face republican Sandra Stewart in the general election this November.
After collecting the 750 signatures necessary to secure Henon a spot on the primary ballot, his campaign quickly opened their official headquarters about three weeks ago, said David Knight, a field organizer for the campaign. The headquarters are located in the former Jim’s Pretzels on Frankford Avenue and Englewood Street.
For the father of two and life-long resident of Northeast Philadelphia, bringing businesses back to Philadelphia is a top priority. Henon “will push for government investments in family businesses and incentives for businesses to put down roots in Northeast Philadelphia,” according to campaign literature.
Henon, who started a town watch in his neighborhood 20 years ago, also wants to make Philadelphia a safer place by bringing more police officers onto the streets, and ensuring they “have the high tech tools they need to succeed,” according to his website, VoteHenon.com.