2019 City Council At-Large Candidate


Derek Green

Party: Democrat
Previous occupations: Special Counsel to Councilwoman Marian B. Tasco; Deputy City Solicitor in the Housing and Community Development Division of the Corporate Group of the City’s Law Department; Assistant District Attorney in Philadelphia; Assistant Deputy Attorney General for the State of Delaware; Lender for Meridian Bank
Campaign Website
Philly Progressives Profile
Candidate questionnaire: Not completed
Contact information:
Fillable form on campaign site
Green attended the University of Virginia and received his law degree from Temple. In addition to his legal career, he has extensive experience working with nonprofits and political advocacy organizations. Green began his first term in 2016 and is now seeking a second term.


This candidate has declined to answer a candidate questionnaire.


  • Supports creating programs for career development (source)


  • Generally supports increasing funding for public schools, and advocates for a fair funding formula from the state (source)

  • Supports improving the safety of school buildings (source)

Criminal justice reform

  • Voted in favor of legislation to update the zoning code for medical marijuana dispensaries and growers (source)

Civil rights

  • Sponsored and passed legislation to empower the Commission on Human Services to order businesses found to be repeatedly discriminating to cease operations (source)

Governance and ethics

  • Introduced legislation to align fundraising cycles with campaign cycles, rather than the calendar year (source)

  • Introduced legislation to allow for public financing of campaigns (source)