Elected Officials

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

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,...
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,...
September 15 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at South Side’s Riverfront Park (bottom of 18th Street at the river) was the eighth annual FontanaFest. I began this event shortly after my election as a way to celebrate our rivers and riverfront parks and to highlight all the things that...
As I often note, the residents of District 1 are our strongest assets.   It is with heartfelt sadness that I acknowledge the recent passing of two of our finest -- Donald Aubrecht, retired assistant chief of police who resided in Brighton Heights and Troy Hill native Pinky McGlothin. Chief Aubrecht...
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As I write this, the budget process is underway and the 2012-13 state budget is beginning to take shape.   I have stood with my colleagues in the Senate Democratic Caucus and demanded restoration of funding in many of the state’s essential programs that saw drastic cuts in last year’s...
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