Wander's press secretary resigns, citing law school commitments
The press secretary for Josh Wander, Republican candidate for Pittsburgh mayor, resigned on Wednesday after a Tribune-Review story revealed the candidate was conducting his campaign from Israel.
Nathan A. Catalano said the story did not prompt his departure.
“This was something that was going to happen regardless what was going on with him,” said Catalano, a second-year law student at the University of Pittsburgh.
Wander did not return emails or calls for comment.
“I am first and foremost a law student,” Catalano said. “With Mr. Wander's time restraints, I thought it was best we transition to someone who could be more full-time. This is something him and I talked about when I started the school year.”
Wander, 42, a private security consultant, recently sold his Squirrel Hill home and is working in Israel. He said he rented another home in Squirrel Hill to maintain his residency in Pittsburgh and expects to return in time for the Nov. 5 election.
He is running against Democrat Bill Peduto, 48, a Pittsburgh city councilman from Point Breeze.
Bill Zlatos is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 412-320-7828 or email@example.com.
TribLive commenting policy
You are solely responsible for your comments and by using TribLive.com you agree to our Terms of Service.
We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.
While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.
We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments â either by the same reader or different readers.
We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.
We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.
We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.
We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.