4 running for 3 Brentwood council seats
Brentwood residents vying for a party nomination for a seat on borough council in the May 21 primary say they want to help keep Brentwood running strong.
Four candidates will appear on the Democratic ballot for Brentwood council, seeking a party nomination for one of three, four-year seats. Candidates on the Democratic ballot include Mark W. Wroblewski, Pat Carnevale, Richard Schubert and Harold M. Smith Jr. No one is seeking the Republican party nomination for the open seats.
Carnevale, 81, who has been on Brentwood council since 2012, said he’s “running once again to keep everything in Brentwood right.”
The borough on May 2 broke ground on a new borough building that has long been in the works, and Carnevale said he wants to see that project to completion.
He also wants to see the final touches of work in the Brentwood Park completed, which includes a renovation under way at the swimming pool.
“And also straighten out the infrastructure of this borough,” he said.
While many upgrades have been done and are in the works in Brentwood, under the current council, the municipality’s five-year plan includes holding the line on taxes.
The retired welder who also spent many years as a general griever for Local 1843. He lives in Brentwood with his wife Anna Mae.
Schubert, 49, a lifelong Brentwood resident who has served on council for approximately six years, said he wants to keep the community going in the right direction.
“I was born and raised here and now I’m raising my family here. I have a vested interest in the community,” said Schubert, a registered nurse who lives in Brentwood with his wife Shannon and three children. “I want to keep it in the direction that it’s going.”
Smith, who has served the last four years on council and is in his second year as council president, said there’s a lot of good happening in Brentwood and he wants to see leaders continue “getting things where they need to be.”
“This is an exciting time to be in Brentwood as a local government official,” said Smith, who did not provide his age. “It gives us the opportunity to do a lot of cool things for people.”
With Allegheny Health Network building a new hospital in Brentwood, a new borough building and a pool renovation under way, Smith, an IT programmer, said he wants to be a part of continuing all the good that’s happening.
That would include plans to transform the site of the current borough building into a business district.
Wroblewski could not be reached for this story.