Party: Democratic

Age: 57

Residence: Old City

Occupation: Former city councilman at-large

Education: St. Joseph's Preparatory School (1976); B.A., La Salle University, political science (1980).

Family: Separated; son, Brendan, and daughter, Nora.

Career: Administrative assistant to State Sen. Vincent J. Fumo (D., Phila.), 1980-84; chief of staff to Fumo, 1984-92; councilman at large, 1992-2015.