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Pittsburgh Light Rail (logo)
AlleghenyHistoric empires France Great BritainHistoric colonies New France Quebec VirginiaFounded November 27, 1758Municipal incorporation April 22, 1794 (Borough) March 18, 1816 (City)Founded by George Washington, General John ForbesNamed for "The Great Commoner": Prime Minister William PittGovernment • Type Mayor-Council • Mayor Bill Peduto
Bill Peduto
(D) •  City
City
CouncilCouncilmembersDarlene Harris Theresa Kail-Smith Bruce Kraus (President) Anthony Coghill Corey O'Connor Daniel Lavelle Deborah Gross Dan Gilman Rev. Ricky Burgess • State HouseRepresentativesJake Wheatley Don Walko Dominic Costa Chelsa Wagner Dan Frankel Joseph Preston, Jr. Dan Deasy Paul Costa Harry Readshaw • State Senate Wayne D. Fontana
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United States House Of Representatives
Majority (238)     Republican (238)Minority (193)     Democratic (193)Vacant (4)     Vacant (4)Length of termTwo yearsElectionsVoting systemFirst-past-the-post in most states; nonpartisan blanket primary with a majoritarian second round in 3 statesLast electionNovember 8, 2016Next electionNovember 6, 2018Redistricting State legislatures or redistricting commissions, varies by stateMeeting placeHouse of Representatives chamber United States
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Chelsa Wagner
Chelsa L. Wagner is a Democratic Party politician in the United States and is currently serving her second term as Allegheny County Controller. She was a member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives for the 22nd District which includes the South Side and part of the North Side of the city of Pittsburgh, and parts of the suburbs of Baldwin, Whitehall and Castle Shannon. She resigned from the House when she was elected Allegheny County Controller. Wagner graduated from Seton-La Salle Catholic High School in Pittsburgh, and then the University of Chicago, where she played on the women's basketball team. Wagner earned a law degree from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law, and took up work as a lawyer at a Pittsburgh firm specializing in medical malpractice cases. She is a member of a prominent political family in Pittsburgh
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Namesake
A namesake is a person named after another,[1][2][3] or more broadly, a thing (such as a company, place, ship, building, or concept) named after a person.[2][4] According to the Oxford English Dictionary, a namesake is also defined as "a person or thing having the same name as another".[5]Contents1 History 2 Usage 3 Family 4 Culture 5 Concepts 6 See also 7 ReferencesHistory[edit] The word is first recorded in the mid-17th century, and probably comes from the phrase "for [the, my, his, her] name's sake".[5][2][3][6] Usage[edit] In general, the second recipient of a name, named for the first, is said to be the namesake of the first
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Mayor-council Government
The mayor–council government system is a system of organization of local government. It is one of the two most common forms of local government in the United States and is also used in Canada. It is the one most frequently adopted in large cities, although the other form, council–manager government, is the typical local government form of more municipalities. Characterized by having a mayor who is elected by the voters, the mayor–council variant may be broken down into two main variations depending on the relationship between the legislative and executive branches, becoming a weak-mayor or a strong-mayor variation based upon the powers of the office
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Democratic Party (United States)
The Democratic Party is one of the two major contemporary political parties in the United States, along with the Republican Party (GOP). Tracing its heritage back to Thomas Jefferson
Thomas Jefferson
and James Madison's Democratic-Republican Party, the modern-day Democratic Party was founded around 1828 by supporters of Andrew Jackson, making it the world's oldest political party.[16] The Democrats' dominant worldview was once social conservatism and economic liberalism while populism was its leading characteristic in the rural South. In 1912, Theodore Roosevelt
Theodore Roosevelt
ran as a third-party candidate in the Progressive ("Bull Moose") Party, leading to a switch of political platforms between the Democratic and Republican Party and Woodrow Wilson
Woodrow Wilson
being elected as the first fiscally progressive Democrat. Since Franklin D. Roosevelt
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Bruce Kraus
Bruce A. Kraus (born April 13, 1954) is an American politician
American politician
and businessman from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He has served since January 2008 on Pittsburgh City Council, of which he is currently President, representing the 3rd district neighborhoods of South Side Flats, South Side Slopes, Beltzhoover, Knoxville, Arlington, Arlington Heights, Allentown, Mount Oliver, Central Oakland and a portion of Mount Washington.Contents1 Early life 2 Political career 3 Personal life 4 References 5 External linksEarly life[edit] Prior to becoming a Councilman, Kraus worked as an interior design consultant and also served as president of the South Side Chamber of Commerce.[1] He was a member of Mayor Tom Murphy's Graffiti Task Force and Clean Pittsburgh Commission.[1] Political career[edit] Kraus first ran for the seat vacated by Gene Ricciardi, who resigned to become a district judge, in the 2006 special election
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Pennsylvania House Of Representatives
Majority  Republican (120)Minority  Democratic (81)  Vacant (2)Length of term2 yearsAuthority Article II, section 1, Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania
ConstitutionSalary $85,338.65/year[1]ElectionsLast electionNovember 8, 2016 (203 seats)Next electionNovember 6, 2018 (203 seats)Meeting placeHouse of Representatives Chamber Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania
State Capitol Harrisburg, PennsylvaniaWebsite Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania
House of RepresentativesThe Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania
House of Representatives is the lower house of the bicameral Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania
General Assembly, the legislature of the U.S. state of Pennsylvania
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Jake Wheatley
Jake Wheatley, Jr. is a Democratic politician from the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. He represents the 19th district in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives which includes a number of areas in the city of Pittsburgh including: the Hill District, North Side, South Side, Allentown, Hazelwood, Downtown Pittsburgh, The Bluff, Knoxville, Beltzhoover, Manchester, Arlington, Arlington Heights and, North, South and West Oakland.Contents1 Personal 2 Political career 3 House service 4 References 5 External linksPersonal[edit] Wheatley graduated with a bachelor's degree in Political Science from North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University and the University of Pittsburgh with a Masters in Public Administration. Wheatley also served in the United States Marine Corps where his service included action in Operation Desert Storm
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Don Walko
Don Walko was a Democratic member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives for the 20th District. Walko was elected in 1994 and was in office until 2010. He resigned on January 3 after being elected a judge for the 5th District of the Allegheny County Court Common Pleas.[1][2] References[edit]^ "Resignation of a Member" (PDF). Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Legislative Journal. Harrisburg: Pennsylvania House of Representatives: 3. January 5, 2010. Retrieved October 16, 2010.  ^ "2009 Municipal Election". Pennsylvania Department of State. November 3, 2009. Retrieved October 16, 2010. External links[edit] Pennsylvania House of Representatives
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
- Don Walko official PA House website Biography, voting record, and interest group ratings at Project Vote Smart Follow the Money - Don Walko2006 2004 2002 2000 1998 campaign contributionsPennsylvania House Democratic Caucus - Rep
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Dominic Costa
Dominic Eric Costa (10 December 1900 – 23 September 1976) was an Australian
Australian
politician. He was born at Warialda, New South Wales
Warialda, New South Wales
and was educated at public schools. Career[edit] He worked as a postal worker and a postmaster before becoming President of the New South Wales Telegraphists and Postal Clerks Union from 1939 to 1949, when he was elected to the Australian
Australian
House of Representatives as the Labor member for the new seat of Banks. He sat in the House until he retired in 1969. References[edit]Carr, Adam (2008). Psephos - Adam Carr's Election Archive, Australian Election ArchiveParliament of AustraliaNew division Member for Banks 1949–1969 Succeeded by Vince MartinThis article about an Australian Labor Party
Australian Labor Party
member of the House of Representatives is a stub
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Dan Frankel
Dan B. Frankel (born April 11, 1956) is a Democratic member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
for the 23rd District. He was first elected to the House in 1998. References[edit]^ "SESSION OF 1999 - 183D OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY - No. 1" (PDF). Legislative Journal. Pennsylvania House of Representatives. 1999-01-05. External links[edit] Media related to Dan Frankel at Wikimedia Commons Pennsylvania House of Representatives
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
- Dan Frankel official PA House websiteProfile at Project Vote Smart Follow the Money - Dan Frankel2008 2006 2004 2002 2000 1998 campaign contributionsPennsylvania House Democratic Caucus - Rep
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George Washington
American Revolution Commander in Chief of the Continental ArmyValley Forge Battle of Trenton Mount Vernon
Mount Vernon
Conference 1787 Constitutional ConventionPresident of the United States PresidencyFirst term1788–89 election 1st inaugurationJudiciary Act Whiskey RebellionThanksgiving Presidential title Coinage Act Residence ActDistrict of ColumbiaSecond term1792 election 2nd inauguration Neutrality Act Jay TreatyJudicial appointments Farewell AddressLegacyLegacy Monuments Depictions Slavery Papers Library Bibliographyv t e George Washington
George Washington
(February 22, 1732[b][c] – December 14, 1799) was an American statesman and soldier who served as the first President of the United States
President of the United States
from 1789 to 1797 and was one of the Founding Fathers of the United States
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Joseph Preston, Jr.
Joseph Preston Jr. is a former Democratic member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives for the 24th District, elected in 1982. Preston was unseated in 2012 by former aide Ed Gainey, who won the 2012 primary against Preston.[1] References[edit]^ "Ed Gainey Wins Over Longtime State Rep. Joseph Preston". 25 April 2012. External links[edit]http://foresthills-regentsquare.patch.com/groups/politics-and-elections/p/ed-gainey-wins-over-longtime-state-rep-joseph-preston Pennsylvania House of Representatives – Joseph Preston Jr
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Dan Deasy
Daniel "Dan" Deasy is a Democrat member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives. Deasy attended Bishop Canevin High School and graduated from the University of Pittsburgh. He worked as a foreman for the Pittsburgh Department of Public Works before running for Pittsburgh City Council. Deasy is also currently chairman of the Pittsburgh Water & Sewer Authority . References[edit]^ "SESSION OF 2009 - 193D OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY - No. 1" (PDF). Legislative Journal
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Paul Costa
Sebastian Paul Costa (December 7, 1941 – October 12, 2015) was an American football tight end.][1] He played college football for the University of Notre Dame's Fighting Irish. The American Football League's Kansas City Chiefs drafted him in his junior year, 1964, and he was traded to the AFL's Buffalo Bills for the 1965 season. He won a starting job at tight end his rookie year with the Bills, and soon became an excellent tight end, being named an AFL All-Star in his first two seasons. As a rookie, Costa averaged 19.1 yards per catch. For his career, he averaged 16.7 yards per catch. In his first year, in the 1965 AFL Championship game against the San Diego Chargers, he teamed with Ernie Warlick in one of the first uses of the "double tight end" formation installed by head coach Lou Saban
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