Bruce Kraus was re-elected as Pittsburgh's District 3 Councilman in 2011 and was sworn in for his second term on January 3, 2012.
As Councilman, he has been a proponent of key civil rights issues, including the Allegheny County Human Relations Commission, and the city's first uniform Domestic Partner Registry, in order to combat discrimination in housing, public accommodation, and employment. He also designed stricter open-container laws and passed the first municipal ban on public urination, which carry fines of up to one thousand dollars, and has been at the head of Responsible Hospitality initiatives in the South Side.
In Pittsburgh's hilltop communities, Councilman Kraus is working towards a renewal of historic and treasured Pittsburgh neighborhoods. He is active in the eradication of litter, abandoned cars, and derelict buildings, in order to restore their traditional beauty.
Councilman Kraus is dedicated to fighting for the rights and well-being of Pittsburgh citizens. He is working towards "a city where all people are invited to our great common table, to share in an equal voice and have every opportunity to participate in the stewardship of their futures."