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Two business-minded candidates make late-entry bid for Council at-large

Real estate brokers Allan Domb and Barbara Cappozi join the race for Council at-large.

At the buzzer, two business-friendly candidates have entered the race for City Council at-large.

Allan Domb, a real estate developer and a partner in the Starr Restaurant Organization, and Barbara Capozzi, a real estate broker from South Philadelphia, each filed petition signatures today – the last day to file - at City Hall.

"I am running for City Council because over the last 35 years, I've seen how far Philadelphia has come and I know how far we can go," said Domb who got 3,000 signatures. "I know that to solve some of Philadelphia's most pressing problems, it's going to take more than just having big ideas. It's going to require knowing how to accomplish big things—which is what I do for a living."

Real estate agent and Packer Park Civic Association president Barbara Capozzi also entered the race, and said she chose to run "for lack of quality candidates."

Capozzi said she's already in talks with Philly 3.0, a group recruiting business-friendly candidates with plans to make independent expenditures.

More than a dozen Democrats have said they are running for City Council at-large in the May 19 primary. Five seats, including one vacated by former Councilman Jim Kenney, who is running for mayor, are up for grabs.

By the end of today, all candidates must file 1,000 petition signatures to be on the ballot.

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