2019 City Commissioner Candidate


Dennis Lee

Party: Democrat
Previous occupations: Aide for a State Senator Vincent Hughes; Chief Deputy City Commissioner
Campaign Website
Questionnaire: Completed
Contact information:
Lee was born in Philadelphia and attended high school in the city. He served as Chief Deputy City Commissioner, as an Aide for a State Senator, and chaired the board of the West Philadelphia Financial Services Institution.


Please see the completed questionnaire linked above.

Election access

  • Plans to create Voter Education Workshops and Voter Education Teams to increase voter registration (source)

  • Plans to increase outreach via social media and to overhaul the official website (questionnaire)

  • Opposes voter ID policies or other policies that would reduce access to the ballot (questionnaire)

Governance and ethics

  • Agrees with State Auditor General Eugene DePasquale that the recent purchase of voting machines was conducted improperly (questionnaire)

  • Disagrees with the Committee of Seventy that this office should be replaced with an appointed body, but agrees that commissioners should recuse themselves from overseeing their own elections (questionnaire)


  • Lee ran for city commissioner in 2015, but a Common Please Court judge removed him from the ballot because of a failure to report his income and errors with his petitions (source)