Abington’s Rebecca Rhynhart resigns, runs for Philadelphia Mayor

Rebecca Rhynhart, a ’93 graduate of Abington High School, recently resigned from her post as City Controller to run for Philadelphia Mayor.

Rhynhart announced her campaign during a press conference in West Philadelphia on Tuesday morning, just after tendering her resignation. She said in a recent Tweet:

It’s official – I’m running for mayor. Philadelphia needs a mayor willing to roll up her sleeves and do the hard work needed to move our city forward. I’m ready to take action and put people first. Are you with me?

Rhynhart said in a statement:

“I love this city. I’ve spent nearly fifteen years working for the residents of our city – a decade with two different mayors and another five as the independently elected city controller. I’ve put forth thoughtful solutions to fix our city’s problems, so that our government works the way it should; but as Controller, that is where the power of my office ends. As Mayor, I can make these changes happen. As Mayor, I can turn audits into action, proposals into policy, and recommendations into results that make life better for Philadelphians.”

Rhynhart was the first woman to be elected as Philly’s City Controller in 2018. She successfully ran for reelection in 2021.

For more on Rhynhart’s vision for Philadelphia, you can visit her City Controller page here. For information on her campaign decision, you can visit CBS News’ article here.