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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 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...

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