Wednesday, April 3, 2013
Candidates have filed for City of Pittsburgh Mayor, and for the District 4 Council seat.
When residents of Brookline and Beechview vote in this year's primary election, they'll be setting the November ballot for two important offices: City of Pittsburgh Mayor, and the District 4 Council seat. One Republican and four Democrats are vying for the Mayor's seat, and two Brookliners plan to challenge incumbent Natalia Rudiak for the District 4 Council seat. The Pennsylvania primary will be held on May 21. The following candidates will appear on the ballot: Mayor: District 4 Council (Vote for one): Follow Dormont-Brookline Patch on Facebook and Twitter. For more news, sign up for our email Newsletter.
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
Candidates have filed to run for Dormont Mayor, Dormont Council and the position of tax collector.
There are no Republicans on the ballot in Dormont for the 2013 primary elections, but Democrats are running for several positions in the borough, including Mayor, Tax Collector and council members. The Pennsylvania primary will be held on May 21. The following candidates will appear on the ballot: Mayor Tax Collector Dormont Council, 4-year term. Four seats: Follow Dormont-Brookline Patch on Facebook and Twitter. For more news, sign up for our email Newsletter.
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Pittsburgh Councilwoman Natalia Rudiak, whose area includes Brookline and Beechview, is running for re-election.
When Natalia Rudiak first ran for Pittsburgh City Council four years ago, she had three main goals: make the business districts better, protect the neighborhoods from crime and neglect, and restore the public’s trust in elected officials. Rudiak—who last week announced she plans to run for re-election for the District 4 council seat—said those priorities haven’t changed, and now she’s focused on even more. “I represent a number of communities, each with unique business districts,” Rudiak said. “Each neighborhood has its own formula, and we want to make sure residents have information about what’s happening in their back yards.” District 4 includes all of Brookline and Beechview, as well as Carrick, Overbrook and Bon Air. In Brookline, …
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
Are you considering a run for open seats on school board or borough council?
Considering a run for the Keystone Oaks or Pittsburgh school board? Dormont council? Or a local post in one of the surrounding communities? Nominating petitions for all local elected offices appearing on the May 21 municipal primary ballot are available today, Tuesday, Feb. 12. Nominating petitions may be obtained by visiting the Elections Division in Room 601 of the Allegheny County Office Building located at 542 Forbes Ave. in downtown Pittsburgh between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. For questions or additional information, call 412-350-4528. Candidates for statewide judicial and Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas races may obtain petitions by contacting the Commonwealth’s Bureau of Commissions, Elections & Legislation at 717…
Friday, December 21, 2012
Open Secrets has published a list of recipients of National Rifle Association campaign contributions that also includes outgoing U.S. Reps. Mark Critz of Johnstown and Jason Altmire of McCandless, both Democrats.
U.S. Reps Tom Murphy (R-Upper St. Clair), Mark Critz (D-Johnstown), Jason Altmire (D-McCandless) and Mike Kelly (R-Butler) of Pennsylvania accepted thousands in 2012 campaign contributions from the National Rifle Association, according to the Center for Responsive Politics. The NRA doled out more than $750,000 in campaign contributions in 2012, according to the center, a research organization that tracks money in politics and how it affects elections and policies and shares the information on OpenSecrets.org. The center obtained its data from the Federal Election Commission. Fifteen members of Congress from Pennsylvania accepted contributions from the NRA during their 2012 bids for office, according to the center's list. Three of the top…
Sunday, November 11, 2012
Kathleen Kane has vowed to determine if politics played a role in the development of the case against Jerry Sandusky and other Penn State officials.
Many political observers suggest that Kathleen Kane's election as Pennsylvania's first female Attorney General was due in no small part to her promise to investigate whether politics played a role in the evolution of the case against convicted child molester Jerry Sandusky and other Penn State officials. “As soon as she began early in her campaign talking about the promise to investigate it objectively, it spread pretty quickly on a grass-roots level. There’s no doubt that she had a lot of Penn State support,” Maribeth Schmidt of the grass-roots alumni group Penn Staters for Responsible Stewardship told the Harrisburg Patriot-News. Kane also dedicated an entire section of her campaign web site to the Sandusky case. Governor Tom Corbett, a…
Friday, November 9, 2012
Here's a breakdown of how the three communities in the Keystone Oaks School District voted in the 2012 election.
On Election Day 2012, polling clerks in Dormont reported high voter turnouts—much higher than in local elections over the past four years. Reports were similar throughout Allegheny County. Many attributed it to this being a presidential election year, and to the tension surrounding this particular presidential election. So how many people really did go to the polls on Nov. 6, 2012? And how did the people of your voting district cast their ballots? Here are the numbers, which also can be found on the Allegheny County website. 255 (43.44%) 1,327 Follow Dormont-Brookline Patch on Facebook and Twitter. For more news, sign up for our email Newsletter.
Thursday, November 8, 2012
The analysts have had their say. Now we want to know. What do you think?
So it's the day after the big election, and judging from the comments posted on Patch, little has changed. Supporters of President Barack Obama still support the president, and opponents are disappointed former Gov. Mitt Romney was not elected. We want to know: What did Obama do right and what did Romney do wrong: And the most important question is, what's next? What can the President do to win over Republicans? What should Republicans do in the wake of losing back-to-back presidential elections? Please share your comments in the box below, or why not try blogging? It's easy to do, just click here to get started and have your voice heard!
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Pennsylvania voters elect their first woman and first Democrat to be the state's attorney general.
Kathleen Kane achieved two firsts in her Pennsylvania attorney general election victory: She defeated Republican David Freed 56 to 41 percent in unofficial results from Tuesday's voting. Kane won the support of Lehigh Valley voters on her way to statewide success: Lehigh County Northampton County Kane, 46, is a former Lackawanna County prosecutor who will now oversee an office with a staff of about 700 and subject to legislative battles over a budget that now stands at $81 million, according to a Philly.com report. Kane had a slight fundraising edge in the race. Both candidates pledged a review of the Jerry Sandusky child rape case and its handling by former Attorney General Tom Corbett, now the state's governor.
Incumbent Mike Doyle, a Democrat, has won a 10th term as Pennsylvania's Congressional District 14 representative.
Democrat Mike Doyle has won a 10th term in Congress, defeating Republican Hans Lessmann for the Pennsylvania Congressional District 14 seat. Doyle, the incumbent from Forest Hills who is currently serving his ninth term in Congress, won with 77 percent of the vote. Doyle's tenure in Congress began in 1995. He serves on the House Energy and Commerce Committee and is a member of the subcommittees on Energy and Power and Communications and Technology. He is a member in the House Democratic Caucus, and is the founder and co-chair of both the Congressional Autism Caucus (also known as the Coalition for Autism Research and Education) and the House Distributed Generation Caucus. For a full list of Doyle’s involvement in Congress, see his website…