Stein Club makes endorsements

Members of the Gertrude Stein Political Club of Greater Pittsburgh have announced their candidate endorsements for the Nov. 4 general election.

Among the group’s endorsements:

 Democrat Joseph A. Del Sole received the club’s endorsement for state Supreme Court. The club also endorsed Democrat Gene Strassburger for a seat on Superior Court and Robert Gallo, also a Democrat, for Commonwealth Court.

 In the race for Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas, Stein Club members endorsed Democrat Lester G. Nauhaus.

 Democrat Dan Cohen received the club’s endorsement to retain his Pittsburgh City Council seat in District 8, and Randall Taylor, running on both the Democratic and Republican slates, was endorsed for the city school board seat in District 1.

 In the borough of Wilkinsburg, the club gave its endorsement to Democrats James R. McGill and Pamela Macklin for two council seats in Ward 2; Republican Sarah Beth Walkney and Democrat Alexis J. Nedley received the club’s endorsements for two seats in Ward 3.

Stein Club members also voted its recommendations on two referendum questions on the November ballot. The club recommended that voters vote against a proposed amendment to the Pennsylvania constitution that would affect the operation of the State Parole Board.

The club also recommended a “no” vote on the Regional Renaissance Initiative, better known as the stadium tax proposal, which would increase the sales tax in Allegheny and surrounding counties by half a cent on the dollar.

The Stein Club will hold a Meet the Candidates wine and cheese party Oct. 25, 2-5pm. For more information, call 343-2523.

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