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
Due to the fallout from the protests in Center City Philadelphia this afternoon, the Philadelphia Police and Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney have announced a MANDATORY CITYWIDE CURFEW starting at 8 pm tonight (May 30) until 6 a.m. Sunday, June 1. The Police Department says only persons with essential duties will be permitted outdoors.
Councilman Kenyatta Johnson is urging everyone to stay safe and stay home this evening and follow the mandatory curfew order.
Kenyatta Johnson for City Council
Kenyatta Johnson for City Council
The Pennsylvania Primary is Tuesday, June 2.

The Philadelphia City Commissioners is partnering with the Committee of Seventy to provide mobile mail-in ballot drop-off locations. Personnel from the Board of Elections will be on hand to collect your completed mail-in ballots at the following times and locations on Saturday, May 30, Sunday, May 31 and Monday, June 1. Several will be in the Second Councilmanic District.

At this late date, Councilmember Johnson is recommending that you personally take your mail-in ballots to an official drop-off location. Do not risk putting it into the U.S. Mail as it may not arrive at your County Board of Elections before the 8 p.m. June 2 deadline.

The Philadelphia City Commissioners has two 24/7 mail-in ballot drop-off locations in operation: outside the South Portal of Philadelphia City Hall (South Broad Street and South Penn Square) near the O.V. Catto statue and outside the Riverview Place office building, 520 North Columbus Blvd (Spring Garden entrance).

Check back on The Councilman's social media pages later this weekend for special locations to drop off your mail-in ballot in Southwest Philadelphia, South Philadelphia and Center City on Election Day, June 2. It is a special service for residents living in the Second Councilmanic District and also available to any Philadelphia resident.
Kenyatta Johnson for City Council
Kenyatta Johnson for City Council
You have until 5 PM TODAY (May 26) to apply for a mail-in ballot for the June 2 Pennsylvania primary. Head to http://apps.PhiladelphiaVotes.com to begin the process of getting your mail-in ballot.
Kenyatta Johnson for City Council
Kenyatta Johnson for City Council
The City of Philadelphia has launched a new testing site finder to help people locate COVID-19 testing sites. The finder is available in six languages, and the map will be updated regularly as new testing sites change.

https://www.phila.gov/2020-05-18-find-a-free-covid-19-test-site-near-you/
Kenyatta Johnson for City Council
Kenyatta Johnson for City Council
The City of Philadelphia has launched a new testing site finder to help people locate COVID-19 testing sites. The finder is available in six languages, and the map will be updated regularly as new testing sites change.

https://www.phila.gov/2020-05-18-find-a-free-covid-19-test-site-near-you/
Kenyatta Johnson for City Council
Kenyatta Johnson for City Council
UPDATE FROM CITY OF PHILADELPHIA....
Due to Memorial Day, the 40 City-supported meal sites will be closed Monday, May 25 and open Tuesday, May 26 and Thursday, May 28 from 10 a.m.–noon each day.

Many food sites will change schedules on Monday, May 25. Call 311 to find a nearby food pantry, or text your zip code to 800-548-6479 for a list.


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.