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District 8 candidates promote platforms

District 8 candidates Marty Healey, Sonja Finn, Rennick Remley and Erika Strassburger (from left) introduce themselves during Sunday morning’s District 8 City Council Candidate Debate at the First Unitarian Church of Pittsburgh. (Photo by Thomas Yang | Visual Editor).

By Madeline Gavatorta | Staff Writer

February 26, 2018

For Erika Strassburger, an independent Democratic candidate for District 8, her decision to run is directly tied to the current federal government — she said she saw democracy at risk when President Donald Trump was elected. “I also vowed to myself if I got the opportunity, which I thought would b...

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...

District 8 candidates debate housing, Amazon

The four candidates for Pittsburgh City Council District 8 spoke at a debate at Chatham University Sunday afternoon. (Photo by Grant Burgman | Contributing Editor)

By Grant Burgman | Contributing Editor

January 29, 2018

The corporate relations manager of the Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre stood on stage at Chatham University Sunday afternoon and sang: “one of these things is not like the other.” Rennick Remley wasn’t rehearsing for an audition, but instead preparing to participate in a debate against one Democrat ...

District 8 candidates continue campaigning

Sonja Finn, Marty Healey and Erika Strassburger (from left) continue to vie for voters’ support in the upcoming March election. (Photos courtesy of each candidate)

By Remy Samuels | Staff Writer

January 25, 2018

A renowned Pittsburgh chef, an LGBTQ+ advocate and the former chief of staff for Dan Gilman are currently in a race to win a spot on City Council. Gilman stepped down from his position as District 8’s councilman Jan. 3 to become Mayor Bill Peduto’s new chief of staff, triggering a special electio...

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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