State Sen. Anthony H. Williams will be announcing he is running for mayor Wednesday.

In an email to supporters, Williams says he wants to "fill you in on my vision to make Philadelphia a better place to live and work for everyone." His announcement is scheduled to be held at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Liberty Ballroom of the Independence Visitors Bureau.

Wednesday is also the day former Philadelphia District Attorney Lynne Abraham is scheduled to announce that she too will run for mayor.

Williams ran for governor in 2010, finishing third in a four-way Democratic primary.

His father, the late State Sen. Hardy Williams, ran for mayor in 1971 against Frank L. Rizzo and was among the first generation of independent black leaders.

Rizzo's longtime political adviser, Marty Weinberg, is helping the younger William's run at the mayor's seat. Tony Williams also hired outside political consultants to launch his campaign.

During the Election Day parade of politicians at the Famous 4th Street Deli, Williams mentioned the economy and education as the top issues facing the city that he would like to see addressed in the mayor's race.

On Wednesday, we will hear the rest of his plan.

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