Republicans choose lawyer, former TV reporter as Peters council candidate

Thursday, Aug. 22, 2013, 11:54 a.m.

The Washington County Republican Party tapped attorney and former Pittsburgh television reporter Meghan Jones-Rolla as its candidate to fill a vacancy on Peters council.

Jones-Rolla will be the Republican candidate on the November ballot for the position left vacant when Robert Atkison died in July. Democrats have not announced which candidate they will nominate for the at-large seat.

Peters council members on Aug. 12 voted to have former Councilman Michael McCraig replace Atkison through the end of the year. McCraig, a Republican, served on council in 2008-09.

Jones-Rolla, 38, works as a corporate attorney with ServiceLink in Moon. She earned journalism and law degrees from Duquesne University and is a former consumer/legal affairs reporter for WTAE-TV.

Jason Cato is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 412-320-7936 or

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