2019 City Council At-Large Candidate


David Oh

Party: Republican
Previous occupations: Assistant District Attorney for Philadelphia; Army National Guard Officer; Private attorney and business owner
Campaign Website
Philly Progressives Profile
Candidate questionnaire: Not completed
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Oh was born and raised in Philadelphia and attended Dickinson College. He completed his law degree at Rutgers University and became the Assistant District Attorney in Philadelphia, but resigned to serve in the Army. After returning, he started his own legal firm, and he started his first term in 2012. He is running for a third term.


This candidate has declined to answer a candidate questionnaire.


  • Supports deepening the Delaware River to allow for more international ships (source)

  • Supports expanding and improving the international airport to increase commerce (source)

  • Supports exploring natural gas opportunities (source)

  • Supports encouraging tourism through hosting more conventions and creating more high-end retail shopping in Center City (source)

  • Supports reducing the wage tax (source)

  • Supports increasing efforts to collect unpaid taxes (source)

  • Created the International Trade and Investment Fund to attract overseas businesses (source)

  • Opposes the Use and Occupancy Tax (source)

  • Opposes the soda tax, and was one sponsor of a bill to phase it out (source)

  • Voted against the controversial bill to ban cashless stores (source)


  • Supports creating more education programs for vocational, career, and technical training (source)

  • Advocates for a fair funding formula, and prioritizes collecting unpaid taxes in the meantime (source)


  • Sponsored legislation to make it easier to evict squatters (source)

  • Introduced a bill to allocate $50 million to the Housing Trust Fund annually (source)

Public safety

  • Opposed bill that would remove bullet proof barriers in stores (source)


  • Current ward leader for the 3rd ward (source)

  • Was fined in 2015 for accepting a campaign contribution that exceeded the contribution limit by rerouting the excess amount through a political committee (source)

  • Oh was stabbed outside of his home in an attempted robbery, but recovered (source)