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Thursday, January 26th, 2017 @ 1:14AM

Building partnerships with the tech sector

Dear Friends: Yesterday, I announced the creation of an exciting new partnership between Uber and the Women’s Center and Shelter of Greater Pittsburgh. Uber will provide $10,000 worth of free rides for women to get to the Center or to travel between medical, legal and other appointments. Safe transport is…

Wednesday, January 4th, 2017 @ 4:15PM

2016 End of Year Report

Dear Friends, Just over three years ago, we launched a campaign to serve the residents of District 8, create a more responsive and efficient government, reaffirm Pittsburgh’s commitment to progressive values, and build a Pittsburgh for All. In 2016, we have made good progress in each of these areas. Below,…

Tuesday, January 26th, 2016 @ 2:52AM

2015 in Review

Friends, As we begin 2016, I wanted to share with you some highlights of what I’ve been working on in the past year in our neighborhoods and throughout the city. I was proud to support this year’s city budget, I believe one the strongest in recent history. The budget calls…

Tuesday, January 6th, 2015 @ 2:15PM

2014 in Review

As the New Year dawns, I wanted to share with you some highlights of what I’ve been working on in our neighborhoods and throughout our city. This has been a banner year for Pittsburgh; we reduced the size of government, received more than $35 million in grants, revamped numerous departments…

Tuesday, July 8th, 2014 @ 4:49PM

The First Six Months

Time flies!  It’s already been six months since I was sworn in as Councilman for District 8.  I wanted to provide you with an update on some of what I’ve been working on in our neighborhoods and throughout our city.Sincerely, Dan GilmanLEGISLATIVE ACCOMPLISHMENTS: Government Auctioning: I called for online auctioning…

Friday, May 24th, 2013 @ 3:53PM

Victory in District 8

With the help of over a hundred volunteers at polls, phone banks, and on the streets, Dan Gilman won the Democratic Primary for City Council District 8. Read more here.

Tuesday, April 2nd, 2013 @ 7:07PM

Gilman Bolsters Support at Downtown Fundraiser

“An Evening Downtown with Dan Gilman” was an excellent event. Jesse Irwin joined us to observe and write about the fundraiser. Here’s how the night went through his eyes: For City Council candidate Dan Gilman, working a room comes second nature. At a fundraiser for his campaign last night, he…

Wednesday, March 27th, 2013 @ 3:46PM

75+ Volunteers and Going Strong

On any given day, the Dan Gilman for City Council team is recruiting volunteers, organizing canvass routes and knocking on doors. That work has rendered tangible results: more than 75 volunteers have canvassed through every voting precinct of the 8th city council district. We have had positive response with a…

Friday, January 25th, 2013 @ 9:41PM

Fundraising Success!

Thanks to everyone who came out for the Campaign Kick-Off Fundraiser! Over 300 supporters attended. We were fortunate enough to have the talented Maria Palermo take photos at the event. Check out the best ones below, and cruise over to her page,, to see the rest!

Thursday, January 3rd, 2013 @ 7:06AM

The Jewish Chronicle: A Jew runs for city council

The Jewish Chronicle has recently covered Dan’s bid for City Council: Whether residents are newly arrived, born-and-bred natives or somewhere in between, Gilman also recognizes that the city is failing to deliver the most basic services with efficiency and ease. “We need to make government more effective,” he says. Building…

Thursday, January 3rd, 2013 @ 7:02AM

Citypaper: Dan Gilman is running for council — one block at a time

Though it’s a few weeks old, this is a great article about the 2013 Election.   What’s more, he says, he’ll be the candidate best positioned to pick up where Peduto leaves off. Because he already works on Peduto’s initiatives, “I will be able to hit the ground running. It…

Friday, December 21st, 2012 @ 11:21AM

Dan Gilman Announces Candidacy

For Immediate Release November 27, 2012 Dan Gilman to Run for City Council Pittsburgh PA — Dan Gilman, 30, announced today that he will be seeking election to represent Pittsburgh’s 8th district on City Council. The primary election will be held on May 21, 2013. Gilman currently serves as chief-of-staff…