Councilman Bobby Henon represents Philadelphia's 6th Council District in Northeast Philadelphia. He is a lifelong resident of the Northeast, where he lives with his wife, Jill, and their two sons, Matt and Zack.
Bobby’s career began after he completed the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 98 college-accredited apprenticeship program. He worked in the electrical field before becoming Local 98’s Political Director, a position in which he helped draft and lobby for legislation at every level of government on behalf of Local 98’s membership.
Prompted by his his involvement in numerous local civic, non profit and town watch groups, Bobby ran for City Council in 2011 to replace the retiring Joan Krajewski, who served Northeast Philadelphia for more than three decades. He went on to win that race - his first - as a part of an incoming freshman class that included a total of nine new legislators.
In Council, Bobby has taken a lead role in many citywide issues, from overhauling demolition practices to cracking down on tax delinquency, while focusing on quality of life and public health issues and reviving manufacturing and industry in Philadelphia. His innovative Philly Play initiative has grown from the 6th District to reach recreation centers around Philadelphia, where thousands of kids have learned the importance of play as a physical and emotional development tool.
Most days, Bobby can be found working in the office, out in the field or with his dogs Charlie and Loco.