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  Fitzgerald, Richard "Rich"
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AffiliationDemocratic  
  2008-01-01  
 
NameRichard "Rich" Fitzgerald
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Squirrel Hill, Pennsylvania 15217, United States
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Born May 08, 1959 (62 years)
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InfoMr. Fitzgerald is the owner of a small firm named Aquenef Engineering. He earned a Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering and Business Administration from Carnegie Mellon University. He and his wife, Cathy live in Squirrel Hill with their eight children.

Mr. Fitzgerald has been actively involved in the world of politics through the Pennsylvania State Democratic Committee, Allegheny County Democratic Committee and the 14th Ward Democratic Club Board of Directors. He currently serves as Chair of Council�s Democratic Caucus. Mr. Fitzgerald�s experience in founding his own business has provided him with a clear objective on how to retain and attract businesses to the region. The skills and techniques Mr. Fitzgerald has learned through running his own business provide him with a good foundation for his seat on County Council.

Mr. Fitzgerald has served on Council with a spirit of bi-partisanship. His work in researching and cosponsoring legislation with his republican colleagues included a study on different forms of local government taxation that he spearheaded with Council Member Ron Francis, and a resolution cosponsored with Council Member Dave Fawcett authorizing and directing the County�s Department of Economic Development to designate portions of all newly acquired land and development property along the riverfronts for trail use. Throughout his term, Council Member Fitzgerald has taken a proactive stance as a member of council, sponsoring a variety of legislation, including that which placed the real estate information on the County�s website.

The vision of Allegheny County seen through the eyes of Councilman Fitzgerald is one of Economic Development. Mr. Fitzgerald�s goals in this area are to establish effective transportation and infrastructure systems, as well as sewage and communication lines. Mr. Fitzgerald believes that County government should meet the needs of each district, "I feel the new form of government gives us a unique opportunity to move our region forward."

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  11/05/2019 Allegheny County Chief Executive Won 68.01% (+36.47%)
  11/03/2015 Allegheny County Chief Executive Won 74.95% (+50.74%)
  11/08/2011 Allegheny County Chief Executive Won 62.17% (+24.35%)
  05/17/2011 Allegheny County Chief Executive - D Primary Won 55.24% (+11.30%)
  01/02/2008 Allegheny County Council President Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/06/2007 Allegheny County Council District 11 Won 99.46% (+98.92%)
  05/15/2007 Allegheny County Council District 11 - D Primary Won 99.61% (+99.23%)
  01/03/2006 Allegheny County Council President Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  01/02/2004 Allegheny County Council President Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/04/2003 Allegheny County Council District 11 Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/02/1999 Council District 11 Won 76.86% (+53.71%)
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