Tough day for city councilman Ricky Burgess -- his council colleagues today tabled indefinitely his call for referenda on all property tax increases, and he's the first council member up for reelection this year to get an opponent.
Homewood resident Lucille Prater-Holliday today announced that she’s running for the Pittsburgh City Council seat held by Ricky Burgess.
Ms. Prater-Holliday, 54, who has two sons and two grandchildren, is a member of numerous community groups.
She has a bachelor’s degree in human resource management from Geneva College.
“I’m looking forward to running a campaign focused on addressing the needs of low- and moderate-income families,” Ms. Prater-Holliday said in a statement. “We deserve a representative who will focus on increasing community and economic development opportunities and actively work to empower communities by giving ordinary people a voice in our political decisions.”
Mr. Burgess has not announced whether he’ll seek another term.
Prater-Holliday challenged incumbent state Rep. Joe Preston in the 2008 primary and came in second in a four-candidate field. (She got 23% to Preston's 61%.) Here's a brief interview she did last year: