Legal troubles may have caused Chaka Fattah (D) to lose his seat as Congressman of the 2nd Congressional District.
Fattah has served the district since 1995, and has previously served in Pennsylvania’s Senate and House of Representatives. He has currently come under investigation for racketeering and conspiracy charges for misusing campaign funds. He conceded the race a little after 10pm to opponent Dwight Evans.
Evans has experience as a state representative of the second congressional district. He was first elected state representative in 1980, and in 1990, became the first African American chairman of the House of Appropriations Committee. With this role, her helped Philadelphia retain funding for education and job training. Evans is endorsed by the Pennsylvania Association of Staff Nurses and Allied Professionals, former Governor Ed Rendell, Governor Tom Wolf, Representative Brian Sims, and Philadelphia Fire Fighters and Paramedics Union Local 22.
James Jones (R), ran uncontested for the Republican nomination. He is a veteran and small business owner and has experience in surveillance and security. He ran for Congress in 2010.
Evans and Jones will square off in November for the congressional seat.