The Pitt News - Special election could be held during spring break: "The city Clerk’s Office confirmed yesterday that a special election is currently planned for March 7, when many students will be on vacation.
The special election was called after District 3 representative Gene Ricciardi left his position to become a district judge. District 3 includes parts of Oakland and most of the South Side.
Pitt’s spring break is scheduled for March 5 to March 12.
Luke Ravenstahl, city council president, could not be reached for comment since he was out of town.
But according to a press release from Ravenstahl’s office, he will hold a press conference today at 10 a.m. to announce the final date for the special election.
Mark Rauterkus, a libertarian seeking the now empty seat, wrote in his blog that the city does not pay attention to the needs of students, including health care needs, and that is why many of them leave the city after graduating.
“Too many students have graduated and departed. They vote with their feet later in life because they are not welcomed and because government is not doing a good job at the basics,” Rauterkus wrote.
Rauterkus wants the city to hold the special election on Feb. 28.
Thursday, January 12, 2006
The Pitt News - Special election could be held during spring break
Good ink come from The Pitt News about this date with the special election.