4 interested in council seat held by Peduto

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The race for the District 8 seat on Pittsburgh City Council got off to a quick start Tuesday when one person formally announced his candidacy, two others said they're planning to run and a fourth said he may jump in as well.

All four would be seeking the Democratic nomination for the East End seat held by Bill Peduto, who is expected to run for mayor but has not yet formally announced his candidacy.

Dan Gilman, 30, of Shadyside, Mr. Peduto's chief of staff, formally announced a bid for his boss' seat.

Jeanne Clark, 63, a Shadyside resident and Democratic chairwoman of the city's 7th Ward, said she intends to run and will make it official by the end of December. Ms. Clark is communications director for PennFuture, an environmental group.

Sam Hens-Greco, 56, an attorney from Squirrel Hill and 14th Ward Democratic chairman, said he is planning to run for the seat but was not sure when he might make a formal announcement. He is married to Allegheny County Common Pleas Judge Kathryn Hens-Greco.

Kirk Burkley, 35, an attorney from Shadyside, said he is weighing a run for the seat but has not made a decision. Mr. Burkley is a member of the city planning commission and zoning board of adjustment.

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