Thursday, March 21, 2013
Congressional lines were redrawn in January.
U.S. congressmen and women are elected to public office by residents of the districts that they represent. But those districts' shapes and residents can change, as they did on Jan. 3, this year, in accordance with shifting demographics. The U.S. House's District 18 of Pennsylvania, for example, which is represented by Republican Tim Murphy, once included all or parts of several municipalities that it no longer encompasses. Baldwin Borough, Baldwin Township, Brentwood Borough, Crafton Borough, Dormont Borough, Green Tree Borough and Wilkins Township are examples of those. But each of those municipalities are now part of Democrat Mike Doyle's 14th District, meaning that some residents are being represented by a member of an entirely …
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
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…
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Check back with this article throughout the day for updates, related stories and poll results.
Erin Molchany won the 22nd District seat in Brookline, and Mike Doyle won his 10th term in Congress, representing both Dormont and Brookline. --- There aren't many local races on the ballot this election, but in Dormont and Brookline, there are a couple big races to keep an eye on. Just keep following this article for updates, related article and for poll results later tonight. --- The polls open at 7 a.m. and close at 8 p.m. If you don't know where your polling place is, you can check out this article for info. When you head to the polls in Brookline, the main local race is between Democrat Erin Molchany and Republican Chris Cratsley, who will compete to represent Pennsylvania's 22nd House District. In Dormont, incumbent State Rep. Dan …
Friday, November 2, 2012
Here's a look at local candidates running for office in November.
As we look ahead to November’s elections, Dormont-Brookline Patch is devoted to bringing you the information you need about every race in town. Here's our start on the candidates and issues we'll be covering as November draws near. Bookmark this page for updates. Erin Molchany vs. Chris Cratsley for PA House District 22 One of the biggest races in Brookline this November will be between Democrat Erin Molchany and Republican Chris Cratsley, who will compete to represent Pennsylvania's 22nd House District. In April's Democratic primary, Molchany, of Pittsburgh's Mount Washington neighborhood, defeated former Baldwin-Whitehall School Board member Martin Michael Schmotzer. Cratsley won the Republican nomination, but lost to Schmotzer in a …
Monday, October 8, 2012
A profile of Mike Doyle, a Pennsylvania congressional candidate.
Monday, October 8, 2012
Name: Mike Doyle. Place of Residence: Pittsburgh, Pa. Attended college: Yes. College: Doyle graduated from Penn State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Community Development. Job titles held: Party Affiliation: Democrat. Running for: Federal office. Running for position: U.S. Congressman. Chamber/district: Pennsylvania District 14. Incumbent/Seat last held by: Mike Doyle currently holds this position. Previous elective offices: Swissvale Borough Council. P.O. Box 17426 Pittsburgh, Pa. 15235 Website: www.mikedoyleforcongress.com Twitter: @USRepMikeDoyle Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/usrepmikedoyle YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/CongressmanDoyle
Monday, August 20, 2012
Construction will soon be under way on a University Boulevard military commissary, marking the end of a six-year battle to bring the facility to Moon.
Sen. Bob Casey, D-Scranton, said it was a testament to perseverance. Members of Pennsylvania's Congressional delegation and military officials from across the region earlier today attended the ground-breaking ceremony for the long-awaited Moon Township military commissary. The 43,000 square-foot facility, set to open in the fall of 2013, will house a grocery story for more than 170,000 military members and their families in Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia. The regional hub will be located at the corner of University Boulevard and the Interstate 376 Business Route in Moon and will more than double the size of Oakdale's Charles E. Kelly Commissary, which is slated to close. The effort to bring the new commissary to Moon has been in…
Saturday, August 18, 2012
Both Republicans and Democrats came out to support the Allegheny County Music Festival Fund at a fundraiser featuring politicians and hopefuls yukking it up for a the Allegheny County Department of Human Services.
Usually, the audiences at the Improv are laughing at the politicians, but, at the Candidates’ Comedy Night, the audience was laughing with them. The fundraiser for the Allegheny County Music Festival Fund had politicians reaching across the aisles so that the constituents could roll in them. State Sen. Jay Costa Jr., state Treasurer Robert McCord, Washington County commissioners Diana Irey Vaughan and Larry Maggi, Congressman Tim Murphy, state Senate candidate D. Raja, state Rep. Matt Smith, Congressional candidate Dr. Hans Lessmann, Congressman Mike Doyle, Assistant District Attorney Kathleen Kane, U.S. Senator Bob Casey and Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald took to the Waterfront stage at the Improv, telling jokes, performing …
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
The Forest Hills man won Tuesday night's 14th District Democratic primary; Republlican Hans Lessmann will face Doyle in the fall election.
Incumbent Mike Doyle is the Democratic winner in Tuesday’s primary election for Congressional District 14, where he has served since 1995. He will face Republican Hans Lessmann in the fall general election. Lessmann was unopposed in the primary. Congressional District 14 covers Brookline and the City of Pittsburgh, Dormont, Baldwin, Edgewood, Forest Hills, Swissvale and Verona. Doyle, a Democrat who lives in Forest Hills, has a Bachelor of Science degree in community development from Penn State University. He was a small-business owner, and was the chief of staff for former state Sen. Frank Pecora. Doyle is currently serving his ninth term in Congress as the District 14 representative. He serves on the House Energy and Commerce Committee …
Thursday, April 19, 2012
Lessmann is one of three running for the seat currently held by Mike Doyle.
Three people will run in the April 24 primary for two places on the November ballot for the Pennsylvania Congressional District 14 seat. Incumbent Mike Doyle, a Democrat from Forest Hills, will face off with Democrat Janis Brooks, a North Versailles resident, in the primary for the Democratic nomination. The winner will run against Republican Hans Lessmann of Forest Hills in November. Congressional District 14 covers Brookline and the City of Pittsburgh, Dormont, Baldwin, Edgewood, Forest Hills, Swissvale and Verona. For a full map of the areas in the 14th District, click here. Below are details from an interview with candidate Hans Lessmann. Articles about candidates Mike Doyle and Janis Brooks ran earlier this month. Short Bio: Lessmann…
Thursday, April 12, 2012
Doyle currently holds the 14th District seat, but two others will challenge him for the spot.
Three people will run in the April 24 primary for two places on the November ballot for the Pennsylvania Congressional District 14 seat. Incumbent Mike Doyle, a Democrat from Forest Hills, will face off with Democrat Janis Brooks, a North Versailles resident, in the primary for the Democratic nomination. The winner will run against Republican Hans Lessmann of Forest Hills in November. Congressional District 14 covers Brookline and the City of Pittsburgh, Dormont, Baldwin, Edgewood, Forest Hills, Swissvale and Verona. For a full map of the areas in the 14th District, click here. Below are details from an interview with incumbent Mike Doyle. An article about candidate Janis Brooks appeared on Dormont-Brookline Patch yesterday, and an article…