Philly voters give wins to Williams, Butkovitz

FILE: District Attorney Seth Williams is seen during an interview with the Associated Press in Philadelphia, Tuesday, March 1, 2011. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

November 5, 2013 7:21:51 PM PST
Philadelphia District Attorney Seth Williams and Controller Alan Butkovitz have defeated their Republican challengers in a sign of the power of incumbency and a nearly 7-1 Democratic edge in citywide voter registration.

Williams beat GOP challenger Daniel Alvarez, a former assistant district attorney, while Butkovitz won against Republican Terry Tracy, a retail business manager.

Williams, who was unopposed for the Demoratic nomination, got a second four-year term as the chief prosecutor in Pennsylvania's largest city.

Butkovitz, who won a three-way primary contest, was re-elected to his third term.