Running for Office

Let us be the first to say: you should run for something.

When you run for mayor or council or school board, you are putting yourself in a position to make decisions that will impact your neighbors' everyday lives. Representation matters. For too long we've seen the same people holding positions of influence in our communities. You can make a difference in infrastructure investment, public school spending and social justice reform when you step up to serve your community.

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Step One: Collect Signatures!

The deadline to file petitions for the 2021 Primary Election was March 9, 2021.

In order to appear on the Primary ballot, you will need to collect a set number of petition signatures, determined by the position you seek, and return completed petitions to the Allegheny Co. Elections Office by the established deadline.

Allegheny County Elections Division
County Office Building, Sixth Floor
542 Forbes Avenue, Room 601
Pittsburgh, PA  15219

The office is open from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM, Monday through Friday.

NoBo Progressives will always have petitions available for potential candidates during the circulation period, otherwise they can be picked up from the Elections Office.

On the Ballot in 2021

Seats up for election in the North Boroughs.



1 Ward 1 Council seat

2 Ward 2 Council seats

1 Ward 3 Council seat



2 Ward 1 Council seats

2 Ward 2 Council seats

1 Ward 3 Council seat

Northgate School Board

4 Member seats