Philadelphia, PA – Today the Rich Negrin for Philadelphia District Attorney campaign was pleased to announce that Second District Councilman and 36th Ward Leader Kenyatta Johnson has endorsed Negrin’s campaign for DA.

“I’ve known Kenyatta for a long time and I have admired in particular the leadership he has provided on gun violence issues,” said Negrin.  “I appreciate the passion he brings and the work he does to show young people in our city that there are alternatives to gun violence.  That’s a message I wholeheartedly support and it makes me proud to have his endorsement.”

In addition to representing the Second Council District, Johnson is also the founder of Peace Not Guns, a non-profit organization dedicated to educating at-risk young people about gun violence and teaching them how to defuse conflict without violence.

“I’m very happy to announce my endorsement for Rich Negrin for district attorney,” said Councilman Johnson.  “Rich and I have a unique bond: we’ve both lost family members to gun violence.  When I talk to Rich I can tell that he understands the way this issue impacts people in our city at a level that no one else in the race does.  That’s important to me.  I know I can trust Rich to take on guns and violent crime in an aggressive and effective way to keep us safe. Equally important, Rich is someone who has spent real time in our community, working side by side with residents through Philly Rising.  He has a vision for reform that will make the DA’s office more fair and compassionate.  And he has the experience running a city office that will help him put the DA’s office back on track, create culture of integrity, and support the work of the attorneys and staff to maximize results.  Rich Negrin has my support and I’ll work hard to get him elected.”