2023 Candidate Meet & Greet - Buffalo Billiards

5th Square, Philly's urbanist PAC and advocacy organization is hosting a candidate meet & greet on Thursday, March 2nd at 6:30 PM, at Buffalo Billiards (Upstairs) in Old City.  We will be welcoming candidates for the Mayor and City Council running in the upcoming primary on May 16th.

This will be a great opportunity to come and get to know the candidates and hear their takes on roadway safety, public space, public transit and housing.

This event will kick off our membership voting period to determine our endorsements for the 2023 election cycle. Read all of the candidates' questionnaire responses here.

These meet-ups are casual social gatherings, and are intended as a fun way for new and existing supporters to connect with other people involved with 5th Square and urbanist issues in Philadelphia, either professionally or in a volunteer/activist capacity, and learn more about what our all-volunteer organization is up to. If you are a new member and have been meaning to check out one of our events or meetings but haven't made it out yet, this will be a good first one to come to.

At this meetup, we are welcoming the following candidates

For Mayor of Philadelphia (note: Mayoral candidates at 8:30 PM)

  • Allan Domb
  • Derek Green
  • Helen Gym
  • Rebecca Rhynhart

For City Council District 3

  • Jamie Gauthier

For City Council District 7

  • Andrés Celin

For City Council at-Large:

  • Nina Ahmad
  • Erika Almirón
  • Terrill Haigler
  • Job Itzkowitz
  • John B. Kelly
  • Rue Landau
  • Amanda McIllmurray
  • Nic O'Rourke
  • Max Tuttleman

Cash bar and food available for purchase.

The venue is 21+ only & ADA Accessible. Young children admitted with parent or guardian present.


  • Market Frankford Line: 2nd Street Station
  • Bus routes: 5, 17, 21, 25, 33, 42, 48

By attending this event, you agree to adhere to 5th Square's Code of Conduct and consent to be photographed, filmed and/or otherwise recorded. Your entry constitutes your consent to such photography, filming and/or recording and to any use, in any and all media.


Will you come?