Post-Gazette to host Pittsburgh mayoral candidates' forum

Program set for Oct. 9

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The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette is hosting a mayoral candidates' forum, and the public is invited to attend this free civic event. A panel of five editorial writers from the Post-Gazette will ask questions of the four Pittsburgh mayoral candidates to learn their view on taxes, safety, development and other issues confronting the city.

Members of the audience also will have a chance to submit questions to the candidates. Questions may be submitted in advance by emailing them to smannella@post-gazette.com.

The forum will be held Tuesday, Oct. 9, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Senator John Heinz History Center, Strip District. Please call 412-263-1541 to register.

The Post-Gazette editorial writers are Tom Waseleski, Reg Henry, Dan Simpson, Tony Norman and Susan Mannella.

The election is Tuesday, Nov. 6.


Pittsburgh mayoral candidates

Mark DeSantis
Republican Party
CEO of technology-business development firm. Was staff member for the late Sen. John Heinz. Advocates a broad platform of change. Lives Downtown; age 48.

Tony Oliva
Libertarian Party
Studying economics at the University of Pittsburgh. Former airborne paratrooper. Wants to cut taxes and reduce government's role. Lives in Oakland; age 27.

Luke Ravenstahl
Democratic Party
Mayor since September 2006. Former City Council member and president. Pushing fresh leadership and a better city. Lives in North Side; age 27.

Ryan Scott
Socialist Workers Party
Meatpacker. Reports news for The Militant. Fighting for workers' rights and stronger unions. Lives in Friendship; age 24.


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