Elected Officials

Press releases, statements and breaking news from locally elected officials.

Photo by Nick Buzzelli Owner Latersa Blackwell cuts the ribbon during Cafe On the Corner's grand opening Sunday, Aug. 30 in Brightwood. (From left to right: Judge Leah Williams Duncan, Michael Blackwell, Manny Williams, Lateresa Blackwell and Councilwoman Darlene Harris.) By Nick Buzzelli As a former corner tavern turned creamery...
Photo by Justin Criado Mayor Bill Peduto thanks firemen from Deutschtown Fire Station No. 32 for their service as the station was given an "award of excellence" during Tuesday night's National Night Out event at Tripoli Park.   By Justin Criado There was free food, games, and arts & crafts. Not to...
On Thursday, May 29, from 6 to 8 p.m. Mayor William Peduto and his top staff will meet personally with residents of Observatory Hill to hear and act upon the ideas and concerns about City government issues. During the “Mayor’s Night Out,” any resident who wants to talk can meet...
Photo by Alyse Horn During his inauguration, Bill Peduto takes the oath of office to become the 60th Mayor of the City of Pittsburgh.   By Alyse Horn Bill Pudeto was sworn in as the 60th Mayor of the City of Pittsburgh at 1:50 p.m. on January 6 in Heinz Hall, 600 Penn...
Tomorrow is election day in Pittsburgh! Are you planning to vote? Here are a few helpful links. Find out where your polling place is and who will be on the ballot by putting your address into the county polling place locator.  Read about democratic mayoral candidates here, and the candidates vying...
Above: From left to right, Jack Wagner, Jake Wheatley and Bill Peduto answered questions on Thursday April 4. by Kelsey Shea A crowd of about 40 Northside business owners and residents met and listened to three mayoral candidates last Thursday at the National Aviary. The event was hosted by The North Side/North...
The Northside Leadership Conference and A+ Schools will host an event where community members can come and meet the three candidates for the District 9 school board seat. Community members concerned about the Pittsburgh Public Schools are encouraged to attend. "The winner is more likely to be responsive to the...
As we enter a New Year, a new legislative session is beginning in Harrisburg.  After two years of a primary unilateral approach towards governing in the Commonwealth, the time is now for a bi-partisan approach in tackling the truly important issues that are before us. With the majority party controlling...
The PA Department of Public Welfare began accepting applications for this season’s Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) on November 1st.  LIHEAP helps low-income families pay their heating bills. You can apply and check the status of your application on the state’s COMPASS website, which can be accessed by visiting...
State Rep. Jake Wheatley, D-Allegheny, today began serving as the new co-chairman of the Pennsylvania Legislative Hunger Caucus with state Sen. Mike Brubaker, R-Lancaster/Chester. “I’ll never step away from a challenge, and fighting hunger is a challenge,” Wheatley said. “I’ve seen firsthand how this issue affects the residents I represent,...