smart. strong. experienced.
"From bringing new businesses to Philadelphia and creating more family-sustaining jobs, to introducing legislation to solve our city’s most pressing problems, I am working hard to improve life for those who live, work and raise a family in Philadelphia." - David Oh, Councilman At-Large
JOBS, opportunity, & economic growth
quality life in our neighborhoods
David was born and raised in Philadelphia. In fact, he lives in Southwest Philadelphia with his wife, Heesun, and his four children, Hannah, Joshua, Daniel, and Sarah, on the same block where he has lived since 1963. David was elected to City Council At-Large in November 2011 and took office in January 2012. David became the first Asian-American elected to political office in Philadelphia, thanks to very broad and diverse support from voters across the city. He is the only veteran serving on City Council. In addition to being a citywide Councilman, he serves as the Minority Whip and the Chairman of Council’s Committee on Global Opportunities & the Creative/Innovative Economy. He is also a member of the Mayor’s Task Force on Manufacturing and serve on Council’s Special Committee on Energy Opportunities for Philadelphia.