Pittsburgh Councilman Dan Gilman Selected to Join Nationwide Progressive Group

DanGilmanDan Gilman, the Democratic Councilman from District 8 in Pittsburgh was selected to join the NewDEAL, a national network that is committed to highlighting innovative ideas from state and local elected leaders who are pro-growth progressives.

Senator Mark Begich of Alaska and Maryland Governor (a possible 2016 presidential candidate) Martin O’Malley, the honorary co-chairs of NewDEAL, recognized Gillman’s pro-growth efforts to revitalize Pittsburgh.

“In communities throughout the country, state and local leaders such as Councilman Gilman are proving that you can be both pro-growth and progressive,” Senator Begich continued. “The NewDEAL is designed to foster these types of ideas and these types of leaders.”

Gilman’s fundamental philosophy as a pro-growth progressive includes what he calls “the 3 P’s: People, Planning and Profit.”

“I am proud to be recognized by the NewDEAL for my work to make smart investments for our future that grow the economy, expand opportunity for more people, and protect our environment,” said Councilman Gilman.

“I am a lifelong progressive, and I passionately believe that growth and development are good for civil society. I’m looking forward to sharing ideas with my fellow NewDEAL Leaders and hearing about what’s working best in their communities that can help us achieve further progress here in Pittsburgh.”

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