The following candidates attended our May 2 Mayoral Debate and Candidates Forum about key hunger and poverty policies that they will likely make decisions if elected in the May 16 Primary.
These are not all the candidates who will be on the ballot in Allegheny County. We invited only the candidates who 1) will have the ability to influence whether hunger and poverty policy in Pittsburgh and Allegheny County (so state courts, local judicial, and Allegheny County Sheriff candidates were not invited); and 2) will be facing an opponent within their party in the upcoming primary election (i.e. the voter has a choice in party candidates).
Just Harvest is a non-partisan organization; we do not endorse candidates. This information is for education only. We have provided video or audio of the candidate statements at the forum when possible.
Please Note: Pittsburgh Public Schools Board Director Terry Kennedy did not attend the forum but submitted a statement, which you can find below. Pittsburgh Public Schools Board Director for District 7, Cynthia Falls, attended the forum but is no longer facing a challenger in this election. (Her opponent, Conrad Burns, withdrew but his name will still be on the ballot). We unfortunately do not have video of Cynthia’s appearance and she did not submit a statement for this guide. Finally, neither Pittsburgh Public School Board Director Carolyn Klug nor her challenger, Veronica Edwards, attended the forum or submitted a statement for this guide.