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Protecting Access to Reproductive Healthcare

Dave is pro-choice and 100% supportive of a woman’s right to choose, and to have access to reproductive healthcare and family planning. He will protect the right to get an abortion and the right for healthcare professionals to provide abortions.

Criminal Justice Reform

Dave became deeply involved with the criminal justice issues when he began working with the Pennsylvania Innocence Project years ago. Since then, he has provided extensive pro-bono legal services advocating for those most in need, including innocent but wrongfully-convicted individuals serving life without parole. Ultimately, walking men out of jail who had spent decades behind […]

Reducing Gun Violence

Reducing gun violence requires immediate action and bold leadership. As County Executive, Dave will bring together key stakeholders throughout the region, from the District Attorney to mayors, police, judges, school officials, and corporate leaders to instituting proven, evidence-based techniques to significantly reduce gun violence in our communities.  It won’t be easy but it must be […]

Save our City: Addressing Rising Crime in our Downtown Corridor

There has been enormous private and public investment in downtown Pittsburgh over many decades – housing, office buildings, retail shops, theaters, a convention center, stadiums, hotels, restaurants, bars, parks, trails and public spaces.  All of these amenities were designed to be used by the citizens of Allegheny County and visitors.  All are now imperiled. Our […]

Affordable Housing

Dave will support fair housing initiatives, and important related issues, like access to transportation, job opportunities, green space and clean air and water.   In doing so, he will actively seek the help and support of our government, our corporate community, and our large banks and our lending institutions that all played such a prominent role […]

Economic Development

The region must be able to attract companies that will pay fair and family-sustaining wages.  We must make it our highest priority to attract and retain workers, especially in the manufacturing sector of our economy, as our population has stagnated for decades.  Our development goals must also have an environmentally-sustainable focus and be equitable, so […]

Environment & Sustainability

Dave believes that we should do everything possible to make our region a beacon of environmental sustainability, taking advantage of our natural advantages – our beautiful green hills and flowing rivers – which put Pittsburgh and Allegheny County among the most beautiful places on Earth. Dave has always been an environmental champion. When on County […]

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