Jim Burn to stay politically active, but not on county council
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Although he has decided not to seek a third term on Allegheny County Council, Jim Burn says he has no intention of leaving politics.
"I am going to focus on party building, but I would be surprised if I did not run for office again," Mr. Burn said Thursday. "I'll know the opportunity when I see it."
He will continue to serve as state chairman of the Democratic Party as he completes his final year on council.
Mr. Burn, a lawyer and former mayor of Millvale, has been on county council since 2006, serving as president from March 2011 through the end of that year. A veteran multi-tasker, he was county council president, county Democratic chairman and state party chief during a portion of that time.
He and his wife, Lori, live in Millvale with their two sons. Their home is next door to the house where Mr. Burn, a Garfield native, grew up.
Despite his strong identification with the Democratic Party, Mr. Burn said he was proud of being part of several bipartisan efforts to pass county legislation.
First Published November 30, 2012 12:00 am