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.

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Kenyatta Johnson for City Council
Kenyatta Johnson for City Council
Participated in an anti-violence rally sponsored and organized by Stand Up South Philadelphia. It was held at the corner of 18th and Moore Streets, the scene of a recent murder a few months ago. Other PHLCouncil members in attendance was At Large member David Oh and Councilmember Mark Squilla (First District).
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Kenyatta Johnson for City Council
Kenyatta Johnson for City Council
The Philadelphia City Commissioners have installed nine dropbox locations where voters from any part of the city can return their own voted ballot. These dropboxes are accessible 24/7, current as of October 25, and they are located at:

City Hall (South Broad Apron), 1400 John F Kennedy Blvd 19107

Riverview Place (Columbus Boulevard side of the building), 520 N Columbus Blvd 19123

The Eastern State Penitentiary, 2027 Fairmount Ave 19130

Markward Playground: 400 S Taney St., 19146

Pelbano Rec. Center: 8101 Bustleton Ave.,19152

Ford PAL Rec. Center: 609 Snyder Ave., 19148

Smith Playground: 2100 S 24th St,. 19145

Vogt Rec. Center: 4131 Unruh Ave.,19135

Independence Branch Library: 18 S 7th St., 19106

They are green in color and have the words Philadelphia City Commissioners on the front. If you are unsure if a drop off box is real, contact 311 and asked to be transferred to the City Commissioners office to ask any questions before placing mail-in ballot in the box.
Voters may only drop off their own ballot unless the voter is physically unable to personally submit their Absentee or Mail-in Ballot and has designated an agent to deliver their ballot and the completed forms are submitted with the ballot.
The Designation and Certification of Agent Forms are available for downloading on the Philadelphia City Commissioners website at www.philadelphiavotes.com
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Kenyatta Johnson for City Council
Kenyatta Johnson for City Council
Long overdue honor for Wesley AME Zion Church in South Philadelphia. They received a Pennsylvania Historical Commission marker on its 200 anniversary of existence as a pillar in Philadelphia's African-American community.
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Kenyatta Johnson for City Council
Kenyatta Johnson for City Council
I was honored to present a @phlcouncil citation to Wesley AME Zion Church Pastor, Rev. Michael King, yesterday as they celebrate their 200 anniversary of service to Philadelphia's African-American community.
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Kenyatta Johnson for City Council
Kenyatta Johnson for City Council
It was my honor to attend the Wesley AME Church celebration yesterday of its Pa. Historical and Museum Commission dedication of the church's historical marker. The Church is 200 years old this year.
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Kenyatta Johnson for City Council
Kenyatta Johnson for City Council
Members of my staff participated in a clean up along Cobbs Creek in Southwest Philadelphia yesterday. I am glad our office was able to assist neighbors and community groups in the cleanup.
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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.