2019 City Commissioner Candidate


Jewell Williams

Party: Democrat
Previous occupations: State Representative
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Williams graduated from the Philadelphia Police Academy in 1986. He served as a State Representative for the 197th District for 11 years before becoming Sheriff in 2012. He is currently seeking his third term.


Williams has not made any public comments on his stances, but we will update this page as more information becomes available.


  • Williams has been accused of quid pro quo practices by receiving campaign donations from employees who receive enough overtime pay to bring the cost $2.2 million over budget (Source)

  • Current ward leader for the 16th ward (source)

  • Williams was accused of sexual harassment by at least two women in his office recently, and the City recently settled in one case for $127,500 (source)

  • Williams was accused of sexually harassing a staffer when he was a state legislator, and the Democratic Party settled in a case for $30,000 (source)