Councilwoman, District 7
Councilwoman Deb Gross was sworn in on January 4th, 2016 to begin her first full four year term as the District 7 representative. Her district includes the Strip District, Polish Hill, Lawrenceville, Bloomfield, Friendship, Stanton Heights, Morningside, and her home neighborhood Highland Park – where she lives with her husband Stan Caldwell and two children, Theodora and Stanley.
Reverend Ricky Burgess
Councilman, District 9
Rev. Burgess is currently serving his second term on Pittsburgh’s City Council representing the neighborhoods of Homewood, Larimer, North Point Breeze, East Hills, Lincoln-Lemington-Belmar, East Liberty, Garfield, Stanton Heights and Friendship. During his tenure he has been constantly advocating for the rights of low-moderate income people by creating legislation that empowers the community to be a part of the government process.
Denise Ranalli Russell
District 13 Council Representative
Denise Ranalli Russell is a loving wife, mother, and grandmother. Denise is a graduate of North Catholic High School and a graduate of Pittsburgh Beauty Academy with a manager’s license in cosmetology and barbering. She is also a small business owner of a Barbershop in Etna PA.
State House Representative, District 21
INNAMORATO, Sara, a Representative from Allegheny County; born, April 24, 1986 in Ross Township, Allegheny County, Pa.; graduated, North Hills High School; B.S., business administration and marketing, University of Pittsburgh, 2008; event marketer, Pittsburgh Steelers (2007-2011); concierge, Apple Inc. (2008-2010); associate, Apple Store Leadership Program (2010-2012); marketing and communications manager, GTECH Strategies (2012-2015); founder and owner, Innamo Co., marketing (2015-present); co-founder, She Runs SWPA; member, Lawrenceville United Housing Committee; elected as a Democrat to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives in 2018; currently serving her first term.
Rep. Ed Gainey
State House Representative, District 24
State Representative Ed Gainey brings new leadership and a new vision to the neighborhoods that make up the 24th Legislative District. His legislative priorities are labor issues, working-class families, transportation, education, community development and enhancement.
Before joining the House of Representatives in 2013, he worked as the community development specialist for the city of Pittsburgh, where he implemented several initiatives such as business seminars, the Minority Media Initiative, diversity education for the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police, and The 52 Weeks of Peace Initiative.
Wayne D. Fontana
State Senator, District 42
Former member Teamsters Union 249, 211; former member Boiler Makers Union, Local 154; 5-year member of Allegheny County Council; member of National Realtors Association, Pennsylvania Realtors Association, Pittsburgh Realtors Association, Order of Italian Sons and Daughters of America, and Hilltop Lions Club; member of Senate June 14, 2005 to date.