Rebecca Rhynhart

Party: Democrat
Position: City Controller
In office since: 2018
Previous occupations: Private finance; City Treasurer; City Budget Director; City Chief Administrative Officer
Next Election: 2021
Office of the City Controller
1230 Municipal Services Building
1401 John F. Kennedy Boulevard
Philadelphia, PA 19102-1679
Tel: 215-686-6680
Email: controller@phila.gov

Transparency and audits

  • Wants to publish more reports and data in an easy-to-understand format

  • Wants to focus performance audits on the largest departments, like the Department of Health and Human Service

  • Advocates collaborating with state law enforcement to enforce audit recommendations, particularly on the Philadelphia Parking Authority

  • Wants to make policy recommendations on the tax abatement and other financial issues


  • As the first woman to serve as City Controller, wants to promote diversity and inclusion in city government and her own office

  • Will focus on diversity and fairness in hiring as one aspect of audits