Incumbent wins Democratic primary for city controller

City Controller Alan Butkovitz. File Photo
City Controller Alan Butkovitz. Credit: Metro file photo

City Controller Alan Butkovitz easily took Tuesday’s primary with more than 61 percent of the vote — 38,002 votes — according to preliminary election results.

Brett Mandel claimed just over 30 percent of the vote, or 19,103. Mark Zecca garnered 4,917 votes (nearly 8 percent).

Twenty-five candidates vied for three open seats on traffic court. Omar Sabir, Marnie Aument-Loughrey and Donna Derose were the only three candidates to break five digits. Respectively, they earned 22,886, 12,668 and 14,216 votes.

The day wasn’t without drama though. Butkovitz’s campaign obtained an injunction barring Mandel from electioneering. Mandel, who said he was giving a man with tattoos a sticker and jokingly calling it a tattoo, said he was being “neighborly” and that he knows the rules.

For full election results, visit phillyelectionresults.com.



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