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BLONDEll reynolds brown

Party: Democrat
Position: City Council At-Large; Majority Whip
Chair: Environment
Vice-Chair: Children and Youth; Education
Member: Ethics; Fiscal Stability and Intergovernmental Cooperation; Commerce and Economic Development; Finance; Global Opportunities and Creative Innovative Economy; Legislative Oversight; Public Health and Human Services; Rules
In office since: 2000
Next Election: 2019
Previous occupations: Teacher in Philadelphia School District and professional dancer
Contact information:
Philadelphia City Hall
Room 580
Philadelphia, PA 19107

Women and Children:

  • Sponsored equal pay for women legislation

  • Introduced legislation to make the Commission for Women a permanent city department

Parks, Recreation and the Environment:

  • Supported merger of Department of Recreation and the Fairmount Park Commission to simplify administration of city’s green space; the merger was approved by referendum

  • Sponsored and passed ‘Green Building’ legislation to incentivize developers to adhere to nationally established environmental benchmarks in construction

News and Other Information:

  • Fined in 2011, 2013, and 2015 for failing to declare several campaign donations and for using campaign funds to pay off a personal loan, both violations of campaign finance ethics regulations

  • Created Celebration of Moxie Women event that annually honors local women leading and making strides in their fields