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Ed Neilson the Democrats' guy in May election

State Rep. Ed Neilson was selected Tuesday as the Democratic candidate for the open City Council seat.

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The Democrats have their guy.

State Rep. Ed Neilson was selected Tuesday as the Democratic candidate for the open City Council seat.

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Neilson, of Northeast Philadelphia, will run in the special election on May 20.

Former councilman Bill Green vacated his at-large seat in February when he was appointed chairman of the School Reform Commission.

Neilson, a graduate of Abraham Lincoln High School, is a lifelong member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 98.

The Republicans have yet to choose a candidate, while aspiring Independent candidates are required to collect 1,785 signatures of register voters by the April 8 deadline.

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