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Pitt grad Bobby Wilson prepares for City Council position

Pitt political science alumnus Bobby Wilson won the Nov. 5 general election for City Council District 1.

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.

Oakland resident seeks to unseat City Council president

Pittsburgh native and Oakland resident Jacob Nixon announced his candidacy for the District 3 seat as an independent in September.

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 announces independent City Council campaign

Oakland resident Jacob Nixon announced his independent District 3 City Council campaign Wednesday.

By Erica Guthrie, Assistant News Editor

September 26, 2019

Oakland resident Jacob Nixon announced his independent campaign for City Council District 3 Wednesday.

Deadline approaching for primary voter registration

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.

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.

City Council passes gun control bills amid legal threats

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.

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.

Kumanchik keeps spot on primary ballot after court challenge

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.

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.

Pitt student seeks to unseat City Council president

Twenty-five-year-old Computer science major Chris Kumanchik will run as a Democrat for the District 3 seat on City Council.

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 debate water, air, amazon

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)

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 that he stood out from the group. “Oversight and accountability in City Council is our major pro...

Finn wins Democratic nomination for District 8

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

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 to run against Erika Strassburger and Marty Healey in the special election March 6. Though in the past t...

District 8 election: a quick look at the candidates

Sonja Finn, Marty Healey and Erika Strassburger (from left) have all announced campaigns for the District 8 City Council seat.

By The Pitt News Staff

January 12, 2018

Dan Gilman stepped down from his position as city councilman Jan. 3. to work as Mayor Bill Peduto’s chief of staff, triggering a special election to fill the open seat to represent District 8, which includes Oakland, Point Breeze, Shadyside and Squirrel Hill. So far, three Democratic candidates have ste...

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