Councilman Kenyatta Johnson represents Philadelphia’s Second District, covering parts of Center City, South and Southwest Philadelphia, Philadelphia International Airport, the Navy Yard, Eastwick, Grays Ferry, Hawthorne, and Point Breeze.

Born and raised in the Point Breeze section of the city, Kenyatta’s commitment to fighting for our neighborhoods and our neighbors goes far beyond city council, for him it’s personal.  He is driven to give back to the communities that helped raise him.

“I grew up in the Second District,” said Johnson.  “The people and communities in those neighborhoods helped make me the person I am today.  That’s why I feel so strongly about serving the district and giving something back.  I want to make sure everyone shares equally in the opportunities we’re creating in this city, and I want to make sure we’re giving the next generation of Philadelphians a chance to succeed and make positive, healthy choices.”

After the devastating murder of his cousin in 1998 he felt compelled to get involved and get active.  He founded an organization called Peace Not Guns that continues to this day to focus on ending the rampant gun violence in the city and provides young people with alternatives to violence.

Prior to serving on the Philadelphia City Council, Kenyatta was a state representative for the 186th Legislative District.  He also worked as a Pennsylvania State Senate staffer and was a volunteer for AmeriCorps, the national service organization that allows citizens to serve their communities. He was also a founding staff member of City Year, the non-profit AmeriCorps organization whose primary goal is to build advocacy through service.

Kenyatta and his wife Dawn live in Point Breeze with their sons and their dog, Sasha Blu.

LATEST NEWS

Kenyatta Johnson for City Council
Kenyatta Johnson for City Council
Thank you to the Philadelphia Tribune for your coverage of my free turkey giveaway in South Philadelphia this week. The photo is in the Tuesday, 11/24 edition of the newspaper.
Kenyatta Johnson for City Council
Kenyatta Johnson for City Council
Thank you to NBC 10 Philadelphia for interviewing me this week for your story on the tragic death of 12 year old Sadeek Clark-Harrison, who was killed while inside his Frankford home this past weekend. Watch story below:

https://www.nbcphiladelphia.com/news/local/loved-ones-mourn-12-year-old-boy-who-was-gunned-down-while-inside-home/2609058/
Kenyatta Johnson for City Council
Kenyatta Johnson for City Council
Thank you to my fellow @PHLCouncil members for voting out of the Law and Government Committee a series of bills to help Philadelphia's hospitality workers.

I am a co- sponsor of the bills along with Councilmembers Helen Gym and Isaiah Thomas.

This package of bills would protect the jobs of over 12,000 hospitality workers who were laid off as a result of #Covid19.

The three bills are expected to come up for a final passage vote in mid-December.

#blackworkersmatter
Kenyatta Johnson for City Council
Kenyatta Johnson for City Council
My free turkey giveaway this week also included a distribution of nearly 200 turkeys in front of the New Temple Baptist Church at 27th and Wharton Street in South Philly.
My office distributed hundreds of turkeys this week to families throughout the Second District. Happy Thanksgiving.
Kenyatta Johnson for City Council
Kenyatta Johnson for City Council
Kenyatta Johnson for City Council
Thank you to the young men who volunteered this week to distribute turkeys to Second Councilmanic District community leaders in Southwest Philadelphia.
https://www.instagram.com/p/CH8XvI9BiId/
Kenyatta Johnson for City Council
Kenyatta Johnson for City Council
I am a hands on Councilmember and I love speaking to residents and helping them. My Southwest Philadelphia District office was the site of our second Turkey giveaway this week, this time giving turkeys directly to community groups to distribute this year.
https://www.instagram.com/p/CH8O5kDhw1Q/


I'm proud to have earned the endorsement of the Philadelphia Inquirer. It's a recognition of the work we're doing to serve everyone in the Second District. I'll keep working to earn your support every day. https://t.co/SaoI3Ehp1b Citizensforkj photo

Kenyatta Johnson: Endorsed by the Philadelphia Inquirer. For Kenyatta, the issues of poverty & gun violence aren't about politics, they're personal. He's fighting for us so that Philadelphia families no longer feel the pain of gun violence. Kenyatta Johnson: From Here, For Here. https://t.co/XDpJyu9tGb

For Kenyatta Johnson, the issues of poverty and gun violence aren't about politics, they're personal. He's fighting for us in city hall so that Philadelphia families no longer feel the pain of gun violence. Kenyatta Johnson: From Here, For Here. https://t.co/aikt4cDqZ3

Saturday, May 4: Vare Rebuild Kickoff 1-4pm at Vare Recreation, 2600 Morris St. hosted by Councilman @CouncilmanKJ. https://t.co/uGePeTUpHi Citizensforkj photo

My wonderful supporter Judy Romano from Friends of Fitler Square . Thanks so much for your support lets continue to make the 2nd District a great place to live for everyone. #kenyattajohnsonforcitycouncil https://t.co/RYgXxuGsFT

What a amazing Meet & Greet hosted by Judy Romano from Friends of Fitler Square and Chris Lin 8th Ward Committee Person at D' Angelos. Thanks so much for your support lets continue to make the 2nd District a great place to live for everyone. https://t.co/orbc5GkNWr Citizensforkj photo

Contact

PO Box 7466
Philadelphia, PA 19101
(267) 603-6774
info@citizensforkenyattajohnson.com

Councilman Kenyatta Johnson represents Philadelphia's Second District, covering parts of Center City, South and Southwest Philadelphia, Philadelphia International Airport, the Navy Yard, Eastwick, Grays Ferry, Hawthorne, and Point Breeze.