Philadelphia mayoral candidates wrap up campaigns

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Re-elect Young and Gamblin for Mayor signs line the streets of Philadelphia.

"We know how to manage," says Mayor James Young. "We've proven that over the last eight years, that we know how to manage. And I want to continue to do that for our people."

Republican candidate Josh Gamblin says the city is running on autopilot and things have to change.

"This town is so great and it runs by itself which can tend to make anyone in this situation look good. But we can't settle for good. We have to look great," says former alderman Gamblin.

Both candidates agree the city needs more industry and that's a top priority for both.

"I think Philadelphia is a great place to live, a great place for your business," says Young. "We just have to make that climate more appealing."

Gamblin says it starts with better leadership with the board of aldermen. He says if elected he would be on top of things and keep the board in the loop to...

"Bring new ideas to the city and bring new economic development," says Gamblin.

Young prides himself on strong leadership, integrity and honesty. He says he's built that reputation by doing the job he was elected to do.

"People promise you to reduce revenue but they also promise to pave every street. I'm not a lying politician," says Young. "I will stand firm on what we can do and can't do."

Gamblin wants to see all parts of the city grow together, then work on big ticket items.

"We've got areas that need paving now not tomorrow, not next week, now. We have areas that need drainage work now," says Gamblin.

Polls will open Tuesday at 7 a.m. and close at 7 p.m.