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By Bill Zlatos
Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013, 9:30 a.m.
 

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 bzlatos@tribweb.com.

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