HIZZONER ’07: Following The Money

The Inquirer requested copies of five years of federal income tax returns from Philadelphia’s five major Democratic mayoral candidates. Here is a summary of their responses:

U.S. Rep. Chaka Fattah yesterday declined, citing his wife’s privacy wishes. He previously cited hermoney_tree_color.jpg confidentiality agreement with NBC10, where she is an anchorwoman. The station has waived that agreement, but Renee Chenault-Fattah says she wants her salary kept private.

State Rep. Dwight Evans gave copies of three years of tax returns to The Inquirer yesterday. They show his legislative salary – $86,521 in 2005, reflecting his status as ranking Democrat on the House Appropriations Committee – and a few hundred dollars in interest and dividends.

U.S. Rep. Bob Brady provided returns for six years. He and his wife, Debra, reported federal adjusted gross income of $246,428 in 2005.

Former Councilman Michael Nutter supplied returns for five years. He and his wife, Lisa, reported income of $176,742 in 2006.

Businessman Tom Knox disclosed three years of tax returns for himself and his wife, Linda. They reported income totaling $18.8 million from 2003 to 2005 from investments, including the sale of the Fidelity Mutual Insurance Group to UnitedHealthcare in 2004.


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