Government
3:56 am
Wed November 9, 2011

Incumbent Futules Retains County Council Seat

Councilman Nicholas Futules will retain his District 7 council seat, the only contested County Council seat in this fall's election, with 56 percent of the vote. Futules topped GOP candidate Mike Dell of Plum.

Futules says that he plans to continue to work closely with the other council members, and outlined some of his goals shortly after declaring victory.

"I've been continuing working for council with the daily business, of course, and with our parks. I'm the chairman of the parks committee, and I'm going to continue fighting for our property taxes, and also the reassessment is another big issue coming up," Futules says. "So it's current business, just continue what I've been doing for the past four years."

The incumbent councilman said that it was a relief for him to be through the campaign, but he is pleased to exit victoriously and get to work.

"It was very difficult, because my real business is owning the Harmar House and other businesses," Futules said. "It took a lot of my time. I'm very glad to go back to business as usual."

The Harmar House is a banquet facility, motel, and catering business that Futules co-owns with his brother, Tony.

He promises to continue to work in a bipartisan manner with the other members of council to improve Allegheny County.