Candidates on the Nov. 5 ballot and what they think of biking and walking

Bike and Walk the Vote on Tuesday, November 5! #race4pgh

Since the beginning of the year, we’ve been working on our We walk We Bike We Vote campaign, focusing around the Mayor and Council primary and election cycle.  We collected thousands of signatures from Pittsburghers who want a more bikeable, walkable, and safer city.

In addition, we worked on organizing a Mayoral Candidates Debate, as a member of the Greenspace Alliance, as well as collecting questionnaires about biking and walking issues from as many City Council candidates that we could get ahold of.

Candidates won, candidates lost, candidates dropped out. Below are the responses from the winners, who will appear on the November 5 ballot.

2013 Pittsburgh Candidates for Mayor and City Council

Click on the Candidate’s name to read the Q&A

If you are not sure which Council District you are in, click here for the City of Pittsburgh’s interactive map.


  • Bill Peduto (D)
  • Josh Wander (R)
  • Lester F. Ludwig (I) – Could not find contact information when survey was sent out

Council District 2

  • Theresa Kail-Smith (D)* – Did not respond (ran unopposed)

Council District 4

Council District 6

Council District 7 SPECIAL ELECTION

Council District 8

  • Dan Gilman (D)
  • Mordecai Treblow (R) – Did not respond

* – Indicates incumbent

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