2 former Oakmont councilwomen, political newcomer take Democratic nods in primary
Two former councilwomen and a political newcomer won Democratic Party nods for three, four-year seats on Oakmont Council.
Lindsay Osterhout (470 votes) was the top vote-getter in the May 21 primary election with 28% of the votes. She was followed by Nancy Ride (429) at 25% and Sophia Facaros (361) at 21%.
They nudged out fellow Democrats Terese Connerton and Tracey Holst.
About 14% out of the borough’s nearly 2,700 registered voters took part in the election, according to complete but unofficial returns from the Allegheny County Elections Division.
Osterhout and her husband, Karl, own and operate Osterhout Berger Disability Law. She also serves on the Oakmont Carnegie Library Board and is a coach for Girls on the Run.
She holds a degree in communications from Saint Vincent College and a law degree from the University of Pittsburgh.
Ride served two terms on council starting in 2008. She is a former paralegal and serves on the Oakmont Carnegie Library board. She earned a history degree from Wittenberg University in Springfield, Ohio.
Facaros served on council from 2014 through 2018 and took a break to spend more time with her grandchildren.
She is a retired principal from Pittsburgh Public Schools with 38 years in education. Facaros formerly served on the borough’s parks and recreation board.
Republicans William Wengerd, Matthew Duran and Andrew Zentgraf will be their political opponents in November.
They were the only three GOP candidates on the primary ballot for the four-year seats.
Democrat David Brankley and Republican Randy Galm will oppose each other in November for a two-year seat. They were the only two candidates seeking that spot.
Michael DiVittorio is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Michael at 412-871-2367, [email protected] or via Twitter .