February 3, 2009 |

Candidates line up to run for District 4 seat

City Councilman Jim Motznik's decision not to run for a third full term in city council has resulted in four candidates announcing for the District 4 seat.

Two of the candidates, Tony Mosesso or Bon Air and Natalia Rudiak of Carrick, live on the north side of Rt. 51 with the other two, Anthony Coghill of Beechview and Patrick Reilly of Brookline, residents of the South Side of the dividing highway.

Mr. Mosesso, 61, is a Democratic Committee member in the 18th Ward; a member of the Allegheny County Democratic Committee's Advisory Council, vice-president of the Bon Air Civic Association; and, first vice-president of the South End Active Democrats (SEAD).

"As a city council member I can draw on my years of experience in working in the community and the relationships I have fostered with public officials to guarantee the people living in District 4 have the best possible representation," Mr. Mosesso stated.

Ms. Rudiak, 29, is vice-president of the Carrick Community Council and treasurer of the 29th Ward Democratic Committee. She is a member of the Concord Elementary School Parent-Student Community Committee, on the board of directors of the Hilltop Alliance and former Treasurer and member of the board of directors of the Pennsylvania League of Young Voters.

Ms. Rudiak operates a small business where she works with non-profit organizations and community groups to create and implement plans for growth and collaboration.

"I am looking forward to talking with my neighbors throughout the community about renewing our neighborhoods and business districts, restoring public safety and reaffirming our place within the city of Pittsburgh," she said.

Mr. Coghill, 42, is the owner of Coghill Roofing Co. and a part-time constituent liaison for State Sen. Wayne Fontana. This will be the third time he has run for the District 4 council seat.

Mr. Reilly, 26, works for State Rep. Chelsa Wagner as a community outreach coordinator.

City Council District 4 includes the neighborhoods of Brookline, Beechview, Overbrook, Bon Air and parts of Carrick and Mount Washington.

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