February 18th, 2014 - Last night, at City Theatre in Pittsburgh’s Historic South Side, State Representative Erin Molchany formally announced her reelection bid. She was joined by local elected democrats: County Executive Rich Fitzgerald, Mayor Bill Peduto, City Council President Bruce Kraus, City Councilwoman Natalia Rudiak and many others.
“We are excited to have the support of so many local elected officials. I look forward to continuing to serve the residents of South Pittsburgh in Harrisburg,” said Molchany. “I am also grateful to have the backing of so many of our grassroots leaders from across Pittsburgh’s South Hills.”
Representative Molchany’s announcement sets the stage for a democrat-on-democrat primary in the new boundaries of the 36th house district, the result of redistricting. Representative Molchany is expected to face Representative Readshaw in the May 20th primary election.
“Democrats living in the 36th district, for the first time in 20 years, have a real choice this May. I know residents are eager for a discussion of the issues that matter to them: transportation, jobs, and education. I would urge them to compare our records and ideas side-by-side.”
“My kickoff event is just one more step in the larger movement here in Pittsburgh to hold our elected officials accountable. We cannot solve the problems of the future with the tools and attitudes of the past. The recent mayoral election is a great example of this kind of referendum on the needs and demands of a 21st century electorate.”
In the upcoming weeks, Representative Molchany will be formally opening her field office at 2615 Brownsville Road and will be launching a door-to-door campaign to speak with voters across her new district.