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5th candidate joins race for mayor's former seat

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Thursday, Sept. 21, 2006
 

Another candidate has squeezed into the packed race for Mayor Luke Ravenstahl's former seat on Pittsburgh City Council.

Tim Tuinstra, 35, of Observatory Hill, announced Wednesday that he's seeking the Democratic Party's nomination to represent Council District 1. Tuinstra is vice president of Observatory Hill Inc., a neighborhood organization.

Four other Democrats have officially announced their candidacies.

Ravenstahl left his post as City Council president Sept. 1, hours after the death of Mayor Bob O'Connor. The election to fill his vacant seat is scheduled for Nov. 7. The district includes North Side neighborhoods from Marshall-Shadeland to Troy Hill.

The Allegheny County Democratic Committee has scheduled a public candidate forum for 7 tonight at Brighton McClure Presbyterian Church, at the corner of Benton and Brighton Avenues on the North Side.

The committee plans to nominate a candidate Saturday.

 

 

 
 


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