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 is at WHYY.
Had a great time talking to the citizens of Philadelphia at the City Council Candidate Convention at WHYY. Don't Forget to Vote May 21st #kenyattajohnsonforcitycouncil #mrgetitdonekj #2nddistrict #fromhereforhere
Kenyatta Johnson for City Council
Kenyatta Johnson for City Council is at Two Eagles Cafe.
Meet & Greet at Two Eagle Café. I had such a great time talking to the constituens of the 2nd District. #kenyattajohnsonforcitycouncil #mrgetitdonekj #2nddistrictstrong #fromhereforhere
Kenyatta Johnson for City Council
Kenyatta Johnson for City Council
So excited that I got a chance to address UNITE HERE! at thier Local Meeting. Increasing Quality of Life in my district is important to me thats why I will continue to fight for better working wages and a fair work week for everyone. #mrgetitdonekj #kenyattajohnsonforcitycouncil #kenyattajohnson2019 #2nddistrictstrong #2nddistrict
Kenyatta Johnson for City Council
Kenyatta Johnson for City Council is attending an event at The Thirsty Soul.
Our Meet & Greet at The Thirsty Soul was such a cool swanky place to engage people in the community about my candidacy . Thank you Renee Gilinger for putting such a great event together. #kenyattajohnsonforcitycouncil #fundaysunday #mrgetitdonekj #2nddistrict
Kenyatta Johnson for City Council
Kenyatta Johnson for City Council
Thanks to Holly Kinser for hosting such a great Meet & Greet at Pub & Kitchen. #kenyattajohnsonforcitycouncil
Kenyatta Johnson for City Council
Kenyatta Johnson for City Council
Tonight the CCRA Center City Residents Association forum was much needed so the 2nd District can see what my campaign is about and why I'm running for Re-Election. I'm for our community and will continue to fight for everyone not just a chosen few. #kenyattajohnsonforcitycouncil #mrgetitdonekj #2nddistrictstrong #fromhereforhere


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

Endorsement night in the 2nd Ward!
Mayor: Jim Kenney
Sheriff: Rochelle Bilal
Commissioners: Jen Devor, Kahlil Williams
Council Dist 1: Mark Squilla
Council Dist 2: Kenyatta Johnson
Council At-Large: Helen Gym, Erika Almirón, Isaiah Thomas, Ethelind Baylor, Justin DiBerardinis

Great for day for canvassing lookout for those GREEN AND BLUE shirts #kenyattajohnson2019 https://t.co/5Rl9K6tmw1 Citizensforkj photo

Endorsement Round 1 on 3/20 - the Ward endorsed Council Candidates Helen Gym at Large,Darrell Clarke for the 5th, Kenyatta Johnson for the 2d. Stay tuned for future updates!

Expanded street cleaning officially comes to Point Breeze https://t.co/R4p6aJaIcq

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.