Rich Fitzgerald is running for his third term as Allegheny County Executive. Since his days on county council, Rich has sought to change government in our county for the better.
Rich has been focused on economic development and job creation as our County Executive. He has worked to make our airport better, ensure our public transit system is reliable and sustainable, and to provide a climate where a skilled workforce is a key component of our growth.
Rich understands that he needs to be responsive to taxpayers and to protect our interests. He works closely with the county government to make sure we continue to make the region a great place to live.
Tom grew up in Bethel Park returning to the area after college. It was important for him to come back and get involved in making Western PA an area with opportunities so people want to stay or move to the region.
Through voter outreach initiatives he led, Tom has knocked on thousands of doors over the past three election cycles. He has heard, first hand, the great things about our region but also the concerns many have when it comes to jobs, taxes, infrastructure, and the environment. As part of County Council, Tom knows he can help shape a future that improves the lives in Allegheny County.
As the County’s top fiscal officer, Chelsa Wagner protects our tax dollars through oversight and audits. She brings a fresh, outside perspective focused on making County government more transparent and accountable to taxpayers. Chelsa ensures the Controller’s office is a direct, effective advocate for Allegheny County, this region, and most importantly, the taxpayers.
Chelsa continues to fight for working families. She is against public charities who are making profits at the same time denying residents healthcare. She wants to protect our water and the air we breathe. And she’ll continue to ensure our hard-earned tax dollars are being spent responsibly.
John Weinstein is a lifelong resident of Allegheny County. In addition to overseeing the collection, investment and disbursement of over one billion dollars of county funds on a daily basis, John is also serving in the capacity of the President of the Retirement Board of Allegheny County and oversees the pension investment portfolio of nearly $800 million.
He has modernized our payment systems which has provided convenience to taxpayers while being a cost savings to us all. He has introduced online licensing and the nation’s first online auction portals, making processes more efficient and secure.
John is a public servant serving on many boards in our community. He’ll being the trusted treasurer Allegheny County has come to expect.
District Attorney Zappala has been serving Allegheny County since 1998. In that time he’s worked to make our communities safer, protected our most vulnerable populations, and developed and enhanced alternatives to incarceration. Stephen has created 11 diversionary courts that specialize in areas like addiction and domestic abuse to help expedite processing to reduce incarceration and encourage rehabilitation. Additionally, he has implemented warrant officers that provide 24/7 access for DA staff and ongoing oversight of police, with plans to open more throughout the county.
Stephen looks to continue serving Allegheny County and if elected will work on strong hate crime legislation, using technology to enhance the effectiveness of PFA orders and continue efforts to eliminate the cash bail system.
Mary is running for Common Pleas Judge because she has seen firsthand the need for judges to be independent, balanced and compassionate.
As partner at Meyer, Unkovic & Scott, LLP, Mary has a unique practice working on cases in the Pennsylvania trial courts’ Orphans’ Court Division, which protects susceptible populations and litigants. This Division’s jurisdiction includes cases involving guardianships, nonprofit associations, estates, trusts, and wills. An unfortunate fact pattern that Mary often encounters is designing persons wrongfully taking advantage of the aged or infirmed. Mary also tries complex civil disputes in both state and federal courts where she enforces promises parties have made, such as the promise to pay money or to transfer property. Mary has handled cases in at least fifteen different counties throughout the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
Mary will bring this experience with her to the bench.