Shady Side Academy alumnus and Democratic nominee Dan Gilman '00 has been elected to Pittsburgh City Council, representing residents of the 8th District. Gilman won 59 percent of the vote in the May 21 election, winning the seat previously held by Bill Peduto, the current Democratic nominee for mayor of Pittsburgh.
“Voters have clearly spoken of their need for a council member that can both provide for their everyday needs from the city and provide a vision for a New Pittsburgh. I plan to bring that vision of modernized city government, a focus on economic development, and improved quality of life in our neighborhoods to the district beginning on day one,” said Gilman.
Gilman served as Peduto's chief of staff for the last eight years, working tirelessly on neighborhood quality of life issues and attending community meetings in all of the district’s neighborhoods. He played an instrumental role in the transformation of the East End, including more than $1 billion of economic growth over the last several years. He also played a crucial role in many legislative successes, authoring Pittsburgh’s campaign finance reform law, lobbyist registration and disclosure laws, green building incentive program, and the city’s tax abatement program for new development.
Gilman graduated with honors from Carnegie Mellon University in 2004 with a degree in ethics, history and public policy. He volunteered with Al Gore’s presidential campaign, interned for the American Civil Liberties Union, was a Pittsburgh Foundation Fulton Fellow for Congressman Mike Doyle on Capitol Hill, and served as a presidential fellow at the Center for the Study of the Presidency and Congress in Washington, D.C. Gilman serves on the boards of Pittsburgh Cares, the Community Technical Assistance Center, Prevention Point Pittsburgh, and Shady Side Academy’s Alumni Council.
Learn more about Gilman at www.dangilman.com.