2019 City Council At-Large Candidate

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Erika Almirón

Party: Democrat
Previous occupations: Counselor and Translator at Planned Parenthood; American Friends Service Committee; Assistant Director of the Philadelphia Student Union; Executive Director of Juntos
Campaign Website
Candidate questionnaire: Not completed
Contact information:
Almirón is a community activist who has been engaged with several organizations, most recently as the Executive Director of Juntos working to fight ICE’s policies in Philadelphia.


This candidate has declined to answer a candidate questionnaire.

All of the information below comes from Almirón’s campaign website.


  • Supports implementing rent control

  • Supports providing a publicly-funded attorney for those facing eviction or foreclosure

  • Supports ending the 10-year tax abatement

  • Supports encouraging resident-owned housing co-ops

  • Supports property tax relief for lower-income households and those on fixed income

Criminal justice reform

  • Supports “ban the box” legislation, which prohibits employers from asking about criminal records

  • Supports creating job training programs and job opportunities for those formerly incarcerated

  • Supports increasing funding for the Police Advisory Commission and increasing its powers so that it can subpoena and investigate cases


  • Generally supports increased funding for public schools, and advocates for a fair funding formula from the state

  • Supports a moratorium on new charter schools

  • Generally opposed to privatization of schools


  • Supports creating Payment in Lieu of Taxes programs for large institutions like hospitals and schools that are tax-exempt