I first met Jack Wagner when he was a member of Pittsburgh City Council. I have known him and have worked with him both politically and in government ever since. The people of Pittsburgh would be well served by electing him their new mayor.
Jack would bring a combination of vast governmental experience at all levels with the ability and sincere desire to move Pittsburgh forward through a new modern era.
It is commonly accepted that whatever happens or does not happen in the city of Pittsburgh affects every part of Western Pennsylvania. Every Western Pennsylvania resident is a "Pittsburgher." Jack's background and regional contacts give him an overwhelming advantage in this election and will prove to be invaluable as the new mayor and an asset for the entire area.
The people of Pittsburgh must be very heartened that by electing this man, who has proven he can work well with all types of people in all types of circumstances, they will be putting a fine, honorable and decent man in as mayor of their city.
It's not often enough that the citizens have such an excellent choice as Jack to elect to such an important position. If my opinion means anything to my many friends and relatives living in the city, I strongly urge you to elect Jack Wagner your next mayor.
The writer was Beaver County controller from 1984 to 2007.