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Dave Fawcett joins rising checklist of County Govt hopefuls

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Dave Fawcett

Former councilmember Dave Fawcett has joined the widening pool of county govt hopefuls, pitching a imaginative and prescient of financial development and improved dwelling requirements throughout Allegheny County.

In a press launch saying his run, Fawcett touted his expertise as a litigator and former councilmember as proof he can ship on key challenges of the workplace.

“I’ve demonstrated my dedication to taking up and overcoming large challenges that in the end led to raised lives for others,” Fawcett says within the launch. “These are the {qualifications} I’ll carry to the workplace of Allegheny County Govt. We want somebody with battle-tested management to carry extra successes to Pittsburgh and Allegheny County.”

Fawcett’s announcement in the present day makes him the third contestant to enter this week, alongside Councilmember Liv Bennet and State Rep. Sara Innamorato. Metropolis Controller Michael lamb introduced his bid in November, whereas Erin McClelland, a coverage guide for the county’s human companies division, received a head begin in the summertime.

All 5 are vying for the Democratic nomination to succeed Wealthy Fitzgerald, whose ultimate time period concludes on the finish of subsequent yr.

Fawcett served two phrases on county council starting in 2000, after the adoption of a House Rule Constitution introduced sweeping adjustments to native authorities.

Since then, WESA’s Chris Potter reviews, Fawcett has carved a fame as a gutsy litigator who took on the county in a case difficult its follow of holding pregnant individuals in solitary confinement.

Fawcett says, if elected, he’ll proceed to channel that combative vitality into enhancing alternatives and dwelling requirements for all.

“It’s on us to make sure that our kids from all elements of the County have equal alternatives to be taught, to be wholesome and, later, to have nice employment alternatives right here in Pittsburgh,” Fawcett says. “I’m prepared to guide Pittsburgh and Allegheny County to a greater future, and I’ll carry my confirmed file of going all-in when tackling tall duties and large fights. I look ahead to working for the individuals of Allegheny County.”

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