Jon Hankins is a Philadelphia native who grew up in North Philadelphia. Mr. Hankins is running for Philadelphia City Council, 5th District to develop and support legislation to improve the lives of all residents of Philadelphia. He has also become well known for his service as a Pastor, the youth mentoring programs he operates, and his advocacy in the community.
Mr. Hankins was selected as a Pennsylvania Democratic State Committee Member representing the 3rd Senatorial District in Philadelphia. Mr. Hankins is also an established entrepreneur in the fashion industry, serving as President of Mr. Philadelphia & Company for the past five (5) years.
Mr. Hankins intends to focus on Gun Violence & Safety, Employment & Business Opportunities, as well as Education, and Quality of Life Improvements (Trash pickup, Street Cleanings, Potholes, etc.).
The City of Philadelphia needs to make sure that more of its residents have opportunities for sustainable family wage earning jobs, as well as more opportunities to success in business. If elected, I will work to identify solutions to these long-standing challenges, including additional investments in workforce development, training, and ensuring that local businesses get their fair share of contract opportunities with the City and its departments.
EMPLOYMENT & BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES
The School District of Philadelphia relies on City Council for its funding and my office will work with constituents to ensure that concerns of parents and community activists are being addressed in a timely fashion. As a father myself, I recognize the importance of education and the challenges that parents face when dealing with the school district.
There is an unprecedented amount of gun violence in the City of Philadelphia. There needs to be more resources allocated to supporting police investigations, prosecutions, and victims. This is an issue that is affecting all Philadelphians and requires a new perspective on finding solutions.
Our City faces many challenges with problems related to trash pickup, street repair, potholes, noise related issues, and similar quality of life complaints. If elected, my office will work closely with constituents to ensure that problems are addressed in a timely manner. We will also work to identify solutions to persistent problems getting the level of service residents deserve.
QUALITY OF LIFE IMPROVEMENTS