|Philadelphia City Council|
|Years in position||1|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||May 2014|
|First elected||May 2014|
|Next general||May 19, 2015|
|Pennsylvania House of Representatives|
|April 24, 2012-August 14, 2014|
At the beginning of the 2013 Pennsylvania House of Representatives legislative session, Neilson served on the following committees:
|Pennsylvania Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Gaming Oversight|
|• Urban Affairs|
The city of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania will hold elections for mayor and city council on November 3, 2015. A primary election will take place on May 19, 2015. The filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 10, 2015. There are seven at-large seats up for election, one of which is currently vacant. Two at-large seats on the Philadelphia City Council are reserved for members of the minority party. In the Democratic at-large primary, incumbents Blondell Reynolds Brown, William Greenlee, Edward Neilson and W. Wilson Goode, Jr. will face Derek Green, Jenne Baccar Ayers, Wilson Alexander, Allan Domb, Thomas Wyatt, Carla Cain, Lillian Ford, Paul Steinke, Barbara Capozzi, Marnie Aument Loughery, Sherrie Cohen, Billy Ivery, Helen Gym, Frank Rizzo and Isaiah Thomas. In the Republican at-large primary, incumbents David Oh and Dennis M. O’Brien will face James Williams, Terrence Tracy Jr., Daniel Tinney, Al Taubenberger and Matt Wolfe.
Neilson defeated David Kralle (R) in the special election on April 24, 2012. Neilson captured 54% of the vote. He will replace Dennis O'Brien (R) who resigned after being elected to the Philadelphia City Council in November.
|Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 169, Special Election, 2012|
Neilson ran in the 2012 election for Pennsylvania House District 169. Neilson ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on April 24 and defeated David Kralle (R) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.
|Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 169, General Election, 2012|
|Democratic||Edward Neilson Incumbent||65.2%||15,825|
Comprehensive donor information for Edward Neilson is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Edward Neilson raised a total of $429,889 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 18, 2013.
|Edward Neilson's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 169||$429,889|
|Grand Total Raised||$429,889|
2012Edward Neilson won re-election to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Edward Neilson raised a total of $429,889.
|Pennsylvania House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Edward Neilson's campaign in 2012|
|Electrical Workers Local 98||$156,811|
|Chartwell Law Office||$30,000|
|International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers||$26,450|
|Neilson, Edward J||$10,500|
|Pennsylvania Association for Justice||$10,000|
|Total Raised in 2012||$429,889|
|Source: Follow the Money|
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- City of Philadelphia, "Position 10," accessed on December 15, 2014
- PA House, "Rep. Ed Neilson," accessed September 3, 2014
- Office of the Philadelphia City Commissioners, "Comprehensive Election Calendar," accessed November 17, 2014
- Philadelphia County April 24, 2012 General and Special Election Unofficial Results, April 24, 2012
- Pennsylvania Department of State, "Special Elections," accessed April 7, 2012
- Pennsylvania Department of State, "2012 Primary Candidate List In Ballot Order," March 9, 2012
- Follow the Money, "Neilson, Ed," accessed September 18, 2013
|Philadelphia City Council, At-large
| Succeeded by|
|Pennsylvania House of Representatives District 169
| Succeeded by|
Kate Anne Klunk (R)
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