2019 City Council District 7 Candidate


Angel Cruz

Party: Democrat
Previous occupations: Legislative Aide for former City Councilperson Rick Mariano; Assistant Secretary for the Philadelphia City Committee Democratic Party
Campaign Website (n/a)
Philly Progressives Profile
Candidate questionnaire: Not completed
Contact information:
Cruz has served as a State Legislator since 2000 and is the ward leader for the 7th ward.


This candidate has declined to answer a candidate questionnaire.

Public safety

  • Opposed to introducing safe injection sites (source)

  • Supports removing public benefits from drug users who refuse help (source)

  • Opposes needle exchange programs (source)

  • Supports gun registration and mandatory reporting of sale, theft, or loss of a gun (source)


  • Ward leader for the 7th ward (source)

  • Cruz’s PAC had to pay a $4,000 fine to the Board of Ethics for accepting excess campaign contributions (source)