MATT WOLFE, a Republican ward leader in West Philadelphia, announced his candidacy yesterday for the at-large City Council seat vacated by Bill Green.
Wolfe made the announcement with about 100 supporters at the Millcreek Tavern in West Philly.
Wolfe, a lawyer, is seeking his party's nomination for the special election May 20.
"Philadelphia's government needs to change, and I would bring a different perspective to City Council than what's there," he said.
Wolfe has a long history of community involvement, including serving as director of the Spruce Hill Community Association, serving on the board of the Friends of Clark Park and the old West Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce. He's also been active with the Boy Scouts.