Share This Page

For Allegheny County Council: Elect Baker, Kress, Majernik & Peoples

| Thursday, Oct. 31, 2013, 8:55 p.m.

Allegheny County Council isn't quite the Democrat monopoly that Pittsburgh City Council is — but it's close. Time to remove the rubber stamps and beef up the Republican ranks:

• District 1: Tom Baker of Ross, chief community affairs officer for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Pittsburgh, is the kind of limited-government candidate in short supply on too many councils.

• District 3: Ed Kress of Shaler, a lawyer, twice has been appointed to the council to fill vacancies; it's time he be sent there by the voters.

• District 8: Dave Majernik of Plum, a retired software engineer, will breathe new life into a district ossified by the same dinosaur Democrat for 13 years.

• District 9: Kenneth Peoples of White Oak, an EMT and real estate agent, holds the audacious view that the county spends too much. Audacious, that is, only to the incumbent spendthrift.

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 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.