Pitt Councilwoman Announces She Won’t Run for Re-Election
According to Chris Potter of the Post-Gazette, Pittsburgh City Councilwoman Natalia Rudiak will not run for re-election this year.
“A lot changed for me when my mother passed away,” Rudiak told Potter. “It made me step back and do a lot of reflection. So much of my life has belonged to the community, and it’s been an amazing experience. But most of my family lives in Europe, and I want to rebuild some of those bonds.”
Rudiak was a close ally of Progressive Democratic Mayor Bill Peduto and represents Pittsburgh’s Fourth District. The 4th district is the most competitive in the city and is thus a prime target for anti-Peduto Democrats.
The primary is set for May 16, 2017 and the general election contest will be held on November 7, 2017.