Since taking office in January 1992 as Philadelphia’s Councilman-at-large, Jim Kenney has championed numerous issues affecting the entire city of Philadelphia, including economic development, family and domestic violence, school violence, anti-graffiti measures, fire and safety inspections, and restructuring the Section 8 housing program. Recent initiatives include reforming Philadelphia’s campaign finance laws and improving the region’s information technology industry. Every initiative undertaken by Jim Kenney is with one goal in mind: convincing current residents to stay in Philadelphia while attracting others to move here.