August 15, 2014 |
THE SCHOOL DISTRICT has hired Thomas J. Knox Jr., the son of former mayoral and gubernatorial candidate Tom Knox, to head its Auditing Services division, the Daily News confirmed yesterday. Knox Jr., who will move back to Philadelphia from Delray Beach, Fla., fills the position 13 months after it was vacated. He is expected to start Monday and will earn $82,500 annually, the minimum salary for the position, School Reform Commission chairman Bill Green told the People Paper. Green, as it happens, is close with the elder Knox and said he has known Knox's son, who goes by "T.J.," for years.
April 26, 2013 |
TOM KNOX , the successful Philadelphia businessman who finished second in the 2007 Democratic primary election for mayor, made it official yesterday: He's running again in 2015. That raises an interesting question: What happens between Knox and his friend, City Councilman Bill Green , long rumored as a 2015 candidate for mayor? The two have supported one another in campaigns before. Knox held a fundraiser for Green earlier this year. Both say it would be a waste for both to run for mayor.
November 17, 2013 |
PHILADELPHIA gained a potential candidate for mayor in 2015 yesterday afternoon while another candidate bowed out of the Democratic primary election, 18 months before it happens. Former City Councilman Frank Rizzo, who served as a Republican but changed to independent after losing the 2011 primary for re-election, will become a Democrat on Monday in anticipation of running for mayor in 2015. Another candidate, Center City millionaire Tom Knox, announced yesterday that he is dropping out of the race.
October 9, 2012 |
BUSINESSMAN Tom Knox , who placed second in the 2007 mayoral race, has been telling friends he intends to run for governor in 2014. On Friday night, Knox was spotted dining with Mayor Nutter and Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey at the Union League. We asked Knox about the nature of their conversation. "When running for political office, it's always good to build constituencies," he wrote by email. OK, so does that mean you're running for governor, we asked. "It is currently my intention to run, but I am not announcing at this time," Knox said.
April 10, 2013 |
Tom Knox is bored. How else to explain the millionaire businessman's statement last week that he would not run for governor in 2014 after all and was aiming instead to inject himself into the 2015 race for mayor of Philadelphia? Back in 2007, Knox gained some credibility the way a tornado does - with brute power. He spent nearly $11 million of his own money to build an instant media brand and finish second in the five-candidate Democratic primary for mayor. The neophyte pol was leading in the polls until his opponents ganged up on him to suggest his lack of governing experience was a liability instead of an asset, and to attack some of his past business practices, notably offering high-interest payday loans when he owned a bank.
April 9, 2007 |
A tall man with makeup on his face picked his way across the shop floor at the American Cable Co., stopping to shake hands, asking the assembly workers what they were doing with lengths of copper wire and plastic casings colored red, yellow and green. Behind him trailed a makeup artist with potions and a box of Kleenex; three aides; a producer; a direct-mail consultant; a pair of still photographers - and Glen Pearcy with a video camera. One of the retinue said something, and Democratic mayoral candidate Tom Knox shed his jacket and rolled up his sleeves.
April 18, 2007 |
In his barrage of TV ads, Tom Knox is the rebel, the outsider promising to upend City Hall's cozy world of no-bid contracts and favors for political friends. "Instead of hiring cronies, I'll hire more cops," Knox says in one commercial. "Instead of no-bid contracts, I'll put the money into making our schools safer. " That barrage is a central reason that polls indicate Knox is leading the May 15 Democratic primary race for mayor of Philadelphia. To an extent, Knox is indeed the outsider in the five-way race, a businessman pitted against four Democrats with decades of tilling in the party's vineyards and a combined 74 years in public office.
May 16, 2007 |
The two men who showed up at the Tom Knox campaign office in the Northeast yesterday didn't seem out of place, what with their "Tom Knox for Philadelphia" T-shirts and all. But it was larceny, not elections, that they had on their minds. The pair followed a campaign worker carrying a cash bag to a back room at the office on Frankford Avenue near Cottman Avenue and stole the bag at gunpoint before running off, police said. The bag contained $350, said Josh Morrow, Knox's campaign manager.
July 21, 2011
Tom Knox, the millionaire businessman who finished second to Michael Nutter in the Democratic mayoral primary in 2007, will chair a task force to look at current and alternative uses for about 2,000 city-owned buildings. Nutter signed an executive order Wednesday creating the panel. Its 13 members will be appointed by the mayor, with members to be drawn from universities, the Bar Association, the Building Owners and Managers Association, the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce, City Council, and commercial real estate brokers.
April 26, 2007 |
A "527" committee has surfaced in the Philadelphia mayor's race, and its goal is to torpedo front-runner Tom Knox. A former city commissioner, Democrat Alex Z. Talmadge Jr., is the public face of a stealth political committee called Economic Justice Coalition for Truth. Talmadge, who ran for district attorney in 2001, is listed as the so-called 527 committee's executive director in papers filed April 4 with the IRS. The documents say the group's purpose is "exploring the issues of economic justice as they relate to the business practices of Tom Knox, a man who now seeks the office of mayor.