Police, firefighters, Ferlo endorse Jack Wagner for Pittsburgh mayor

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The International Association of Firefighters Local 1, the Fraternal Order of Police and Pennsylvania state Sen. Jim Ferlo, D-Lawrenceville, this morning endorsed former City Council president and former state auditor general Jack Wagner for mayor of Pittsburgh.

The joint endorsements announced at a press conference are a boost to Mr. Wagner's late entry into the contest, which was thrown for a loop three weeks ago when incumbent Luke Ravenstahl announced he would not run again.

Also competing for the Democratic nomination in the May 21 primary are Council President Darlene Harris; Councilman Bill Peduto, Controller Michael Lamb, state Rep. Jake Wheatley and community activist A.J. Richardson.

Mayoral candidate Jack Wagner receives endorsements

The International Association of Firefighters Local 1, the Fraternal Order of Police and Pennsylvania state Sen. Jim Ferlo, D-Lawrenceville, this morning endorsed Jack Wagner for mayor of Pittsburgh. (Video by Kalea Hall; 3/27/2013)

Mr. Ferlo, also a former city councilman, announced he would run for mayor but quickly withdrew.

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James O'Toole: jotoole@post-gazette.com or 412-263-1562.


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