2019 City Commissioner Candidate

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Larry King Sr.

Party: Democrat
Previous occupations: US Army Reserve; Correctional Officer in the Philadelphia Prisons System; Investigator for Internal Affairs in the Philadelphia Prisons System; Sheriff Deputy; K-9 Handler
Campaign Website
Candidate questionnaire: Completed
Contact information:
King is a long-time Philadelphia resident who served as a correctional officer and in the Sheriff’s Office for 26 years. He attended Jameson Christian College, Holy Family University, the Professional Development Institute, and the International Christian University of Chesapeake. He is currently a preacher, and is involved in several local nonprofits.


Please see the completed questionnaire above for more details.

Ethics and governance

  • Supports implementing a two-term limit, which requires a Home Rule Charter amendment (questionnaire)

  • Views integrity issues as the largest problem the Sheriff’s Office faces, and vows to restore trust to the position (questionnaire)

  • Plans to increase transparency of financial transactions, as recommended by the City Controller’s Office (questionnaire)

  • Plans to submit audits of finance reports on foreclosed properties to the City Controller periodically (questionnaire)

  • Vows to follow Finance Department guidelines (questionnaire)

  • Plans to create a network of outreach officers in the community, including holding public meetings regularly (questionnaire)

  • Vows to work with the Law and Comptroller’s Offices to review the Sheriff’s sale system, and to implement the recommendations of the City Controller’s Office (questionnaire)

  • Vows to immediately prohibit requiring staff members to contribute to political campaigns (questionnaire)

  • Vows to train all staff on sexual harassment prevention and provide all staff with sexual harassment prevent brochures and resources (questionnaire)

  • Plans to conduct quarterly reviews with all employees, which will also include questions about experiences of workplace harassment (questionnaire)