Derek Green officially kicks off his campaign for an at-large City Council seat tonight at 7 p.m., making him the latest in a long lineup of candidates running in the May 19 primary.

Green, a Democrat, who worked as special counsel to Councilwoman Marian Tasco for 12 years, will announce his candidacy and circulate petitions at the Center in the Park on Germantown Avenue in Northwest Philadelphia.

Tasco, who will not seek reelection, will speak at the event along with State Rep. Cherelle Parker, a former aide to Tasco, who is running to fill her seat.

State Rep. Steve Kinsey and District Attorney Seth Williams are also scheduled to attend.

Parker's kick-off event is slated for Saturday, February 21 at the Dorothy Emanuel Recreation Center in Northwest Philly.

Before joining Tasco's staff, Green worked as a former Deputy City Solicitor and Assistant District Attorney. He ran unsuccessfully for City Council at-large in 2007.

Green joins more than a dozen candidates, including five incumbents seeking reelection, in the race for City Council at-large.

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