Lynne Abraham. Credit: Wiki Commons Lynne Abraham. Credit: Wiki Commons

Lynne Abraham wants to be the first female mayor in Philadelphia history.

"Not maybe," said Eleanor Dezzi, Abraham's advisor. "She's in."


Abraham, 73, graduated from Temple University's law school in 1965, and served as the city's district attorney for 18 years.Abraham also previously served as both a Philadelphia Municipal Court judge and a Philadelphia Common Pleas judge.

Dezzi said Abraham's platform will include public safety, job creation and education.

An official announcement will not come until after the governor's race in November, since"She's working on getting Tom Wolfe elected governor,"Dezzi said.

"We realize it would be really helpful to have a governor in Harrisburg who is friendly and wants to be helpful to the mayor of Philadelphia," she added.

Two other candidates have also stepped forward. On Wednesday, Ken Trujillo, former city solicitor, officially announced his candidacy. Terry Gillen, who has advised both Ed Rendell and Mayor Michael Nutter, announced her decision on Sept. 6.

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