Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Silly Filing Requirement for City Council Race

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Silly Filing Requirement for City Council Race

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The city's Ethics Hearing Board recently sandbagged political newcomers by selectively informing candidates in Council District 8 of a largely meaningless campaign-filing requirement that seems to exist for no purpose other than its own enforcement.

I am a supporter of Rennick Remley's campaign for the seat. Contrary to director Linda King's statement, Mr. Remley has no record of her reaching out to the campaign to inform him of this filing requirement.

Her assertion that a courtesy letter was sent to all candidates on Thursday - the filing deadline - is laughable. If you are sending a courtesy letter to advise people of a deadline, it should be sent in advance of that deadline.

It is understandable that political insiders such as Erika Staaf Strassburger and Sonja Finn met the deadline. …

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