Recently I have reached out to my neighbors all throughout the Northside — from lifelong residents to young professionals looking to build their life in our neighborhoods. One thing is consistent — it is time for new leadership on City Council. That is why I am pleased to announce my candidacy to become the next City Council Representative for District 1. I plan to lead a campaign that promotes collaboration and good government. I'm running because I want to represent everyone, including our most vulnerable citizens. I will exercise the initiative, vision, and leadership Northsiders deserve.
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Chris Rosselot began his career in public service working as an aide for US Senator Bob Casey in Pittsburgh. Chris focused on regional issues including economic and community development, environmental stewardship, transportation improvements, infrastructure projects, increasing healthcare access, and expanding early childhood education.
After leaving public service, Chris has played an integral role in community development projects in under-served communities. Chris has experience working with local governments, redevelopment authorities, non-profits, lenders and private investors in advancing projects that help revitalize communities, create local jobs, and increase tax revenue. Chris is also an active community volunteer and the former President of the Community Alliance of Spring Garden and East Deutschtown (CASGED), where he helped drive neighborhood initiatives, increase grant dollars, and expand participation in neighborhood meetings and events.
Chris has been a proud Northsider since he first moved to Pittsburgh in 2003. Chris and his wife Genevieve were married at St. Anthony’s Chapel in Troy Hill and now live in Spring Garden where they’re raising their two little native Northsiders a few doors down from Chris’ parents. Their two children attend Pittsburgh Public’s Allegheny Traditional Academy on the Northside.
When Chris has free time you may find him paddling in his kayak on the Allegheny River or hiking in Riverview Park. As an avid baseball fan and former Division 1 pitcher, Chris also enjoys walking down to PNC Park to take in a Buccos game.
Chris is excited to have the opportunity to serve the neighborhoods of the Northside and help his neighbors thrive. At 6’5” he is ready to stand tall for the the Northside.
- March 3rd, 3-5 PM, 541 E. Ohio Street, Pizza and Petitions with Chris Rosselot, Liv Bennett and Bethany Hallam
- March 5th, 6:30-8, Cafe on the Corner, 2700 Shadeland Ave, Mardi Gras, Gumbo and Petitions
- March 7th, 6:30-8, All Saints Episcopal Church, 3577 McClure Ave Brighton Heights Meet and Greet and Petitions in the Guild Room
- March 11th, 6:30-8:30, Candidate's Forum, Hosted by Proactive Citizens for District One at Young Bros Bar/BJ Events Center, 1441 Woods Run Ave.
- Coffee with Chris:
- Kaffeehaus, Spring Garden and Chestnut
- February 21 and 27, Signature Volunteer Training
- February 19- March 13, Signature Collection
- Feb. 12th at 10am Arnold's and Pear & Pickle coming soon.
- Feb. 9th at 10am California Coffee Bar, Brighton Heights
- Feb. 5th at 6:30pm - Northside Conversations with Chris - 3577 McClure Ave, Pittsburgh - (Facebook Event link)
- January 19th Kaffeehaus, Spring Garden and Chestnut (9am)
- January 10th, Campaign Kick-off Party Troy Hill VFW, 7-9 PM
Pasta Dinner, December 17
Meet and Greet December 14 - PPS Allegheny Traditional Academy, Visit with 1st Graders
At 6'5" Chris is no stranger to standing out from the crowd. He’s ready to stand tall on City Council and advocate for the best interests of his Northside Neighbors.
He's Standing Tall for...
Chris is a believer in a strong public school system. Strong Northside public schools support thriving neighborhoods. Our students need support outside the walls of their schools and as councilman Chris plans to work with School Administrators and wrap around service providers and help build a stronger Northside now and for years to come.
While working on behalf of Senator Casey, Chris worked with Pittsburgh Public Schools and the private sector to support legislation that promoted early education policies that prepared all kids for the workforce. Chris pledges to regularly communicate with every Northside school, school board member, and social service provider that services the Northside to make sure that all Northside children have access to safe, quality education opportunities that will help set them up for successful careers.
Chris believes that everyone deserves to be safe while traveling in our Northside neighborhoods. Whether it is maneuvering a wheelchair on sidewalks, riding bikes in designated bike lanes, or waiting for a PAT bus-our neighbors should feel safe. Chris will work hard with the appropriate City and County departments to make sure neighborhood public safety needs are met and transportation improvements are made. Chris will collaborate with individual neighborhood organizations, City Planning, Department of Mobility and Infrastructure, and the Allegheny County Port Authority to maintain, enhance, or improve our transportation choices for all Northsiders.
As someone raising a family in the Northside, public safety is a top priority for Chris. As your Councilman, Chris will work to get more cops on the beat in the Northside and work with officers and community leaders to develop personal relationships between Zone 1 and and neighborhoods to make Pittsburgh a leader in Community Oriented Policing. Chris will also fight to increase the funding for technology like neighborhood cameras, as he has seen first hand the positive impact these tools can be for solving crimes.
Some of our long neglected neighborhoods in the Northside are experiencing an increase in real estate development activity. We need to make sure development is balanced and doesn’t displace long term residents or price out young professionals looking to invest in our neighborhoods. Chris will work with developers and neighborhood leaders to make sure development projects are inclusive and transparent — particularly if public subsidies are involved.
Thriving and diverse business districts are important to our local economy. As your Councilman, Chris will continue to be an advocate for small business owners looking for resources at the City level, state level, and non-profit organizations that are dedicated to assisting small businesses. Small business owners work hard and take on a lot of risks—they should be given every opportunity to succeed.
Investments made in our underground infrastructure will protect us now and future generations by giving us clean drinking water. More importantly we need accountability and transparency from our public utility companies. As Councilman, Chris will work to hold utilities to task and make sure the customers will have a direct line to public utilities like PWSA.
Chris knows from experience how important it is to be responsive to constituent issues. This public service spirit crosses party lines, race, sexual orientation, and religion. Chris promises to be an advocate for everyone in the Northside and will follow through on any request that involves City matters.
From tackling neighborhood blight, addressing nuisance properties, or combating litter—Chris will Stand Tall on the issues.
City Council District 1
Encompassing the Northside neighborhoods of Allegheny Center / City Center / West, Brighton Heights, Brightwood, Deutschtown, East Allegheny, Fineview, Northview Heights, Observatory Hill, Spring Garden, Spring Hill-City View, Summer Hill, Troy Hill and Washington's Landing. It is also home to Riverview Park, the Children's Museum, Allegheny Commons Park, the National Aviary, Heinz Field, PNC Park, and Stage AE.