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Samantha Schatten, a senior political science major, is the deputy campaign manager for Bethani Cameron’s campaign for city council.

Pitt senior kick-starts her career in progressive politics

By Betul Tuncer, Staff Writer February 3, 2021
Most graduating seniors are looking for their next step. But for Samantha Schatten, she may have already found it. Schatten, a senior political science major, has already started her career in politics and is the deputy campaign manager for Bethani Cameron’s primary challenge against Anthony Coghill to represent District 4 of Pittsburgh City Council.
Pitt political science alumnus Bobby Wilson won the Nov. 5 general election for City Council District 1.

Pitt grad Bobby Wilson prepares for City Council position

By Ashton Crawley, Staff Writer November 21, 2019
After years as a medical researcher at UPMC, Bobby Wilson is putting his Pitt political science degree to another use. Wilson, who won the Nov. 5 general election for City Council District 1, said he wants to change the way politics are done on the North Side.
Pittsburgh native and Oakland resident Jacob Nixon announced his candidacy for the District 3 seat as an independent in September.

Oakland resident seeks to unseat City Council president

By Natalie Frank, For The Pitt News October 22, 2019
Jacob Nixon announced his candidacy for the District 3 seat last month as an independent against Bruce Kraus.
Oakland resident Jacob Nixon announced his independent District 3 City Council campaign Wednesday.

Oakland resident announces independent City Council campaign

By Erica Guthrie, Assistant News Editor September 26, 2019
Oakland resident Jacob Nixon announced his independent campaign for City Council District 3 Wednesday.
Pennsylvania residents who wish to vote in the May 21 primary election must register to vote by next Monday and be registered as a member of a party.

Deadline approaching for primary voter registration

By Jon Moss, Contributing Editor April 18, 2019
Pittsburghers will have an opportunity to go to the polls for City and county elections in the coming weeks, but the voter registration deadline is closing soon. Pennsylvania residents who wish to vote in the May 21 primary election must register to vote by next Monday.
Three gun control bills co-sponsored by councilmembers Corey O’Connor and Erika Strassburger and preliminarily approved by the Council in a 6-3 vote last Wednesday.

City Council passes gun control bills amid legal threats

By Jon Moss, Contributing Editor April 2, 2019
Pittsburgh’s City Council passed three gun control bills Tuesday morning by a 6-3 vote, including one that prohibits the usage of certain assault weapons within the City.
Pitt student Chris Kumanchik will appear on the democratic primary ballot for the District 3 seat on Pittsburgh City Council after being cleared from challenges on the validity of his petition for candidacy.

Kumanchik keeps spot on primary ballot after court challenge

By Erica Guthrie, Senior Staff Writer April 2, 2019
Pitt student Chris Kumanchik, who is running for the 3rd District seat on Pittsburgh City Council, has been cleared from challenges on the validity of his petition for candidacy and will appear on the Democratic primary ballot.
Twenty-five-year-old Computer science major Chris Kumanchik will run as a Democrat for the District 3 seat on City Council.

Pitt student seeks to unseat City Council president

By Stefan Bordeianu, Staff Writer February 15, 2019
25-year-old Chris Kumanchik is challenging City Council President Bruce Kraus for the District 3 City Council seat.
District 8 candidates Marty Healey (far left), Erika Strassburger (right) and Rennick Remley (far right) listen as Democratic candidate Sonja Finn(left) gives her stance on gun violence at Thursday evening’s District 8 Special Election Candidates Town Hall. (Photo by Thomas Yang | Visual Editor)

District 8 candidates debate water, air, amazon

By Rose Luder | Staff Writer February 23, 2018

When the four District 8 City Council candidates sat behind a table onstage at the Jewish Community Center in Squirrel Hill, Rennick Remley — the only Republican running in the election — observed...

Sonja Finn confirms her nomination at Chatham University Sunday. (Photo by Elise Lavalle / Contributing Editor)

Finn wins Democratic nomination for District 8

By Elise Lavallee, Contributing Editor January 14, 2018

Sonja Finn, 38, was nominated Sunday afternoon to run as the democratic candidate in the District 8 City Council seat special election. With no contest from a republican candidate, Finn is expected...

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