Thursday, August 18, 2005

Seeking candidates for County Council -- two special elections. Want to run as a Libertarian?

Two special elections are being held this November for two County Council seats.

One is County Council district 3, which contains: Aspinwall, Blawnox, Brackenridge, East Deer, Etna,
Fawn, Fox Chapel, Frazer, Harrison, Indiana, Millvale, O'Hara, Reserve, Shaler, Sharpsburg, Springdale, and Tarentum.

The other county council seat is for district 12, encompassing Dormont, Greentree, Ingram, and Pittsburgh wards 19, 20, 28, 29, 30, and 32.

We, the Libertarians, can put someone on the ballot without needing to gather signatures. As a Libertarian candidate, one would only expect that the candidate would be able to articulate reasonable libertarian positions that the county could adopt. Experts with reasonable issue positions, as well as experts with unreasonable issue opinions too, are on hand who'd be more than happy to help candidates hammer out two or three platform issues.

The Libertarians are looking through our database and contact lists to see if we can come up with one or two candidates for the ballot this November. If you're in one of these areas and want to apply for the job, please let us know!

If you know of a community leader who would be well suited for such a mission, tell us about him or her. I'll make a personal phone call to all leads provided by blogging's running mates and friends.

The filing deadline is September 12, 2005.

Just to be clear, I'm NOT running for any of these seats. I don't live in the districts.

The job of County Council Member is a part-time position that pays a nominal salary. Most members of County Council keep their regular jobs. Members of council can NOT run for another elected office while sitting on Council. And, we expect a few others on Council to migrate to other races in the near future. So, other openings in other council seats are expected.

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