Wednesday, August 01, 2007

last day to file petitions..... or is it Mark Rauterkus Day

I do hope he takes this in good humor... but I do think Allegheny County should declare this Mark Rauterkus Day. This is the last day for non-major party candidates to file nomination petitions to get on the ballot in the fall elections. Last I heard Mark was going to be running in a bakers dozens of different races in the fall... ok that's hyperbole. It's more like a half dozen... well 5 if I understand his campaign site, but he seems to be focusing on the big ones this time: Allegheny County Chief Executive, Mayor, City Controller among others.

But we will see soon if there are any surprise candidates jumping into local races. Any rumors?

5 Comments:

Blogger Mark Rauterkus said...

Thanks for the mention. I do take it in stride.

I'm a third party kinda guy. That's my hint...

Wednesday, August 01, 2007 6:49:00 PM  
Blogger Maria said...

Someone else besides MR has filed.

Friday, August 03, 2007 12:02:00 PM  
Blogger C. Briem said...

I see that... but are you talking about Dave T. Dave would be a lot of fun to have on county council. Could be interesting and given the strange circumstances of the Republican nominee for the at-large spot it could be interesting. There is a misconception that the two at large seats are designated for one D and one R but its not the way the county home rule charter reads.. It can be two of any party, but since each party can only nominate one person it is means both spots can be from the same party.

Friday, August 03, 2007 2:35:00 PM  
Blogger C. Briem said...

of course I mean "can't be from the same party"

Friday, August 03, 2007 2:52:00 PM  
Blogger Mark Rauterkus said...

Yes, Dave T in the race makes that interesting. (A train wreck is interesting too.) But, his entry into that race means I don't have to go there. Thank goodness.

Sunday, August 05, 2007 3:15:00 PM  

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