Vote in the Primary Elections: Tuesday, May 17
Cycling is a political issue. When you choose to ride a bike, you are addressing many issues: personal health, air quality, oil dependence, economics, infrastructure, and safety. Making the choice easy for people to use a bicycle for basic transportation is often up to our elected officials and their commitment to dedicate the funding and resources to make the streets safe for all users.
We would like to thank the candidates for taking the time to answer questions from us.
If you are not sure which Council District you are in, CLICK HERE for the City of Pittsburgh’s interactive map.
Allegheny County Chief Executive
Among the many “livable streets” issues that the County Chief Executive will be responsible for is the ambitious Active Allegheny Plan, a new plan to improve the conditions for biking and walking county-wide.
Rich Fitzgerald (D) – Link to questionnaire
Mark Patrick Flaherty (D) – Link to questionnaire
Chuck McCullough (R) – Did not respond
D. Raja (R) – Did not respond
City of Pittsburgh Council Districts
Brighton Heights, East Allegheny, Fineview, Marshall-Shadeland, Northview Heights, Observatory Hill, Perry Hilltop, Riverview Park, Spring Garden, Spring Hill-Cityview, Summer Hill and Troy Hill
Darlene Harris (D) (Incumbent) – Link to questionnaire
Bobby Wilson (D) – Did not respond
Vince Pallus (D) – Did not respond
Steven P. Oberst (D) – Did not respond
Allentown, Arlington, Arlington Hts., Beltzhoover, Carrick, Central Oakland, Knoxville, Mt. Oliver, St.Clair, South Side Flats, South Side Slopes
Bruce Kraus (D) (Incumbent) – Link to questionnaire
Jason Phillips (D) – Link to questionnaire
Jeffrey S. Koch (D) – Did not respond
Gavin Robb (D) – Did not respond
Glen Hazel, Greenwood, Hays, Hazelwood, Lincoln Place, Point Breeze, Regent Square, Squirrel Hill South and North, Swisshelm Park
Josh Wander (R) – Link to questionnaire
Christopher Zurawsky (D) – Link to questionnaire
Corey O’Connor (D) – Did not respond
Bloomfield, East Liberty, Friendship, Garfield, Highland Park, Lawrenceville, Morningside, Polish Hill, and Stanton Heights
Patrick Dowd (D) (Incumbent) – Link to questionnaire
Tony Ceoffe Jr. (D) – Link to questionnaire
East Liberty, Homewood, East Hills, parts of Garfield, Lincoln Lemington, Larimer, Belmar Gardens, parts of North Point Breeze, and parts of Friendship
Ricky Burgess (D) (Incumbent) – Did not respond
Lucille Prater-Holliday – Link to questionnaire
Phyllis Copeland-Mitchell – Link to questionnaire
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