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Public Works employee Koch to seek council seat

| Friday, Feb. 25, 2011

Arlington resident Jeff Koch announced today he is running for the Pittsburgh City Council District 3 seat.

Koch, 48, is the street program supervisor for the city's Department of Public Works.

Koch won a special election for the seat in March 2006 and served as councilman until the end of 2007, when he was beaten for re-election by Bruce Kraus.

"I feel my practical, common sense approach would be a great asset in helping to solve the many issues arising throughout this very diverse district," Koch said in a prepared statement. "If elected, a full term would provide an opportunity to see my initiatives come to fruition."

Kraus previously announced he's running for a second term. Two others, Jason Phillips and Gavin Robb, are also seeking the Democratic nomination for the May 17 primary election.

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