The Democratic candidates for District 1 City Council:
Darlene Harris (incumbent)
Residence: Spring Hill
Occupation: Pittsburgh city councilwoman
Background: Seeking her fourth term on city council. Served as council president and president of the Pittsburgh Public Schools Board.
Residence: Central North Side
Occupation: Retired business owner
Background: Zotter fan for City Council in the 1980s and for Northside magistrate in the 1990s, unsuccessfully. A longtime community activist, he’s served on the North Side Leadership Conference and the Pittsburgh Reinvestment Group and is the former owner of Zotter’s, a custom woodworking business.
Residence: Spring Hill
Occupation: Researcher in the Department of Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh
Background: Second time on the ballot after an unsuccessful campaign during the 2011 Democratic primary.
*Independent Democratic candidate, Dave Schuilenburg, suspended his candidacy.
Longtime school board chair Brentley won’t seek re-election
After 16 years on the Pittsburgh Public Schools board, Mark Brentley Sr. isn’t seeking re-election, leaving the door open for three new candidates, which incuding a former educator, non-profit CEO and legistlative assistant.
•Rosemary Moriarty, 64, of Central Northside worked for PPS for 35 years as a teacher and retired as principal of the Miller African-Centered Academy in the Hill District in 2008.
•Kevin L. Carter, 26, of Manchester, who is the founder and CEO of the non-profit Adonai Center for Black Males based in Downtown, and is by far the youngest candidate.
•Patricia Rodgers, 49, of Central Northside, is currently a legislative assistant for state Rep. Jake Wheatley, D-Hill District, and was a former substance abuse unit supervisor for a county Juvenile Court program.
Magisterial district judge candidates for 26 & 27 wards, which include Brighton Heights, Brightwood, Spring Hill, Summer Hill, Perry Hilltop, Observatory Hill:
Robert P. Ravenstahl, Jr. – (incumbent)
Brian Weismantle – retired police detective
Valerie Townsend – owner of Heels Protection in Allegheny West
*Leah Williams Duncan, Esq. – hearing officer, Court of Common Pleas of Allegheny County
*Duncan’s name was not included in the May issue of the Chronicle, which was an error on the part of managing editor Justin Criado. We apologize for the omission.