Josh Wander http://wesa.fm en Republican Mayoral Candidate Campaigns from Abroad http://wesa.fm/post/republican-mayoral-candidate-campaigns-abroad <p>Republican mayoral candidate Josh Wander says Pittsburgh needs someone to come from the outside to fix the problems the city faces.</p><p>&ldquo;We need somebody from the outside that&rsquo;s going to come in and is going to transform the system there,&rdquo; Wander said. &ldquo;Somebody who&rsquo;s been in politics for a decade is not the right person to do that. Somebody who&rsquo;s a part of the party that&rsquo;s been in power for almost a century is not the person to do that.&rdquo;</p> Wed, 25 Sep 2013 17:51:24 +0000 Liz Reid 17131 at http://wesa.fm Republican Mayoral Candidate Campaigns from Abroad Peduto Says He's Ready to Make Changes, Break From Ravenstahl http://wesa.fm/post/peduto-says-hes-ready-make-changes-break-ravenstahl <p>Pittsburgh mayoral candidate Bill Peduto gathered reporters Wednesday just hours after Democratic voters chose him over three other candidates in Tuesday’s primary, and already he is looking at how the structure of the city will change.</p><p>As he prepares for a general election that is all but assured to go his way, Peduto said he plans to start looking at every aspect of the city’s operations.</p> Wed, 22 May 2013 20:39:28 +0000 Mark Nootbaar 10027 at http://wesa.fm Republican Mayoral Candidate Promises 'Real Change' in City Government http://wesa.fm/post/republican-mayoral-candidate-promises-real-change-city-government <p>The battle lines are set for the general election for the next mayor of Pittsburgh.</p><p>Democratic City Councilman Bill Peduto emerged victorious from a field of four primary contenders, while lone Republican candidate Josh Wander secured his party's nomination with no trouble Tuesday night.</p><p>Now, Wander finds himself facing long odds; a Republican hasn't held the mayor's office since 1934.</p> Wed, 22 May 2013 18:55:10 +0000 Noah Brode 10012 at http://wesa.fm