Marlin Woods To File Papers To Run For Mayor Of Pittsburgh, Giving City Voters 4 Choices – CBS Pittsburgh

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Pittsburgh voters will have four choices for mayor in this November’s election.

Move over, Democrat Ed Gainey. Step aside, Republican Tony Moreno – two independent candidates say they offer a better choice for Pittsburgh.

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“I don’t want to divide anybody,” said independent candidate Will Parker. “I think, sometimes, there’s partisan between Democrats and the Republicans. I’m in the middle. I think we can come together, see the best of both worlds in both parties, bring that together and unite the city.”

Parker, an independent from Garfield, filed nominating petitions in June. He is the nephew of Willie Stargel. Parker’s main focus is technology, saying only three percent of funding goes to African Americans.

“We need someone who is going to address that tech disparity throughout the city,” he said.

Parker is not the only independent in the race.

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“Next week, my team and I are turning in our signatures,” Marlin Woods said.

Woods, a small businessman from East Liberty, positions himself as the best choice.

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