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R. Seth WIlliams

Party: Democrat
Position: District Attorney
In office since: 2010
Other occupations: Teaches at Temple and Villanova
Previous occupations: Served 10 years as an Assistant District Attorney, three years as Inspector General, and worked two years at a Center City law firm.
Next Election: May 16th, 2017
Contact Information:
3 South Penn Square
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Tel: 215-686-8000
Tel 2: 215-686-8711

Policing and Justice:

  • Advocates “smart on crime” strategies, or targeting repeat offenders while creating alternate sentencing options for nonviolent offenders
  • Hired community outreach workers to build strong community ties with law enforcement
  • Created a Truancy Prevention Unit and a prescription drug collection program

News and Other Information:

  • In August of 2016, an IRS and FBI investigation forced Williams to reveal over $160,000 in gifts under a new law, including from a lawyer representing defendants charged by Williams (Source)