A life-long resident of Northeast Philadelphia, Councilman Bobby Henon proudly represents his neighbors in Philadelphia’s 6th Councilmanic District, which includes the communities of Tacony, Mayfair, Holmesburg, Lexington Park, Holme Circle, Ashton, Bridesburg, Wissinoming, Port Richmond, East Torresdale, Castor Gardens, Oxford Circle, Rhawnhurst, Bells Corner and Frankford.
Councilman Henon ran for City Council in 2011 for the Council seat long-held by the retiring Joan Krajewski. He won that race, his first ever, and was sworn-in to office in 2012. He was re-elected in 2015 and unanimously chosen by his peers to serve as Majority Leader in 2016.
During his first term, Councilman Henon was a strong champion for quality of life issues, including jobs and opportunity, public health and public safety. From overhauling demolition practices to cracking down on problem property owners and reviving manufacturing and industry to providing property tax relief, he has focused on issues concerning constituents in his District and all Philadelphians.
Prior to serving on City Council, Bobby Henon worked as an electrician after completing the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 98 college-accredited apprenticeship program. He worked his way up through the union, eventually becoming Local 98’s Political Director, a position which allowed him to help draft and lobby for legislation at every level of government on behalf of his fellow members.
Councilman Henon resides in the East Torresdale neighborhood with his wife Jill and their two sons, Matt and Zack. Most days, Bobby can be found working in the office at City Hall, in the District or with his dogs Charlie and Loco.