Philadelphia Councilmember Helen Gym resigns ahead of possible mayoral run

An announcement is scheduled for 4 p.m. Wednesday.

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Tuesday, November 29, 2022
Philadelphia councilmember resigns ahead of possible mayoral run
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Helen Gym said Tuesday that she is stepping down from city council effective immediately.

PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) -- Another Philadelphia City Councilmember has announced her resignation.

Helen Gym said Tuesday that she is stepping down from city council effective immediately.

Though she did not say what she intends to do next, Gym has been mentioned as a likely candidate for Mayor.

The City Charter requires any elected official seeking a different office to resign from the one they currently hold.

An announcement is scheduled for 4 p.m. Wednesday.

Gym was first seated on the city council in 2016.