Maria Quiñones Sánchez

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English - Español - 简体中文 - العربية

Inspired by my tenacious, independent spirit? Standing up to corruption is only one way I’m the clear choice for Philadelphia’s next mayor.

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What the press is saying about me

No one has been more of a pragmatic progressive since her election to Council in 2007 than Quiñones Sánchez, and she’s done it in a particularly badass way, by leaning in to hard calls, by flying in the face of orthodoxy when need be, and by time and again standing up to, and staring down, the entrenched political machine. The Philadelphia Citizen

If there is anyone among the current group of people either running for mayor of Philadelphia or considering the job that can speak to all or most of the city’s issues, it’s Maria Quinones Sanchez. 
– The Philadelphia Sun

Philadelphians love an underdog, and no one fits that bill better than Quiñones Sánchez. She’s the rare pragmatic pugilist – someone with deeply-held beliefs about policy, but willing to compromise to get things done for her constituents. Philly 3.0

Between her progressive bona fides, her laser focus on business tax reform, and the fact that without party backing, she’s fought for every win, she’ll be battle-tested and formidable… Philadelphia Magazine

Hi, I'm Maria Quiñones Sánchez,

candidate for Mayor of Philadelphia. For the last 14 years, I served as City Councilmember for the 7th District. From gun violence to rising property taxes to decreasing city services, we need to use everything we’ve got to help our city. I’ve been working on Philly’s frontlines for 30 years and I know how this city operates. But I can’t make the changes I know we need to make unless I’m in tune with the people — and that’s you. That’s why I invite you to sign up to allow us to start a conversation. I believe that when people band together around a shared vision for the city we love, anything is possible. Let’s do this, Philly.


In City Council, I'm known for driving results.


years in City Council


bills sponsored 


small neighborhood businesses no longer pay the BRT Tax

My Story

I am pragmatic progressive – driven by my unwavering passion for helping vulnerable people in need. I moved to Philadelphia from Puerto Rico as a baby. My mom was a factory worker and my dad, a farmworker. I was raised in public housing before moving to Hunting Park. I went to Jules E. Mastbaum Area Vocational Technical School and Temple University. Growing up in North Philly, I began my life’s work of empowering neighbors and fighting for grassroots social change. Now in City Council, I am the Chair of the Approriations (budget) and Education Committees, and Co-Chair of the Special Committee on Poverty Reduction & Prevention. I’m known for tackling impossibly complex problems, uniting leaders with opposing views, and getting things done.



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