2019 City Commissioner Candidate


Lisa Deeley

Party: Democrat
Previous occupations: Director of Community Outreach for Councilman Bobby Henon (6th District); Chief of Staff for then-State Rep. Alan Butkovitz
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Deeley is a lifelong Philadelphia resident who has spent decades working with city council and state government. She won her first term as city commissioner in 2015, and is now running for her second term. In 2017, she became the chair of the city commissioners.


This candidate has declined to answer a candidate questionnaire.

Deeley’s positions are not clear at this time. We will update this page as more information becomes available.


  • Deeley lost her notary license in the summer of 2018 for approving signatures without asking for identification, which is a violation of state law (source)

  • Deeley and her colleague Al Schmidt have come under criticism from the State Auditor General and the City Controller for purchasing voting machines in an opaque and rushed process with alleged influence from the vendor. The City Controller is now attempting to block to purchase. (source)

  • Serves as the President of Northeast Victim Services (source)