Campaign Finance Info
Candidates and Candidate Committees for the City of Pittsburgh offices of the Mayor, City Controller and City Council are subject to additional campaign finance reporting requirements that are next due on Tuesday, September 3, 2019 per Chapter 198: Campaign Finance Regulations.
Three campaign finance reports are required starting April 1, 2019. These are available at our office or in the links below:
- one for candidates – complete and return the correct form based on whether the amount of contributions (including in-kind contributions) received, the amount of money expended and the liabilities incurred each are (a) above $250 or (b) below $250 during the reporting period;
- one for candidate committees– complete and return the correct form based on whether the amount of contributions (including in-kind contributions) received, the amount of money expended and the liabilities incurred each are (a) above $250 or (b) below $250 during the reporting period; and
- one schedule of total contributions form – complete and return this total contributions form to detail the name of each contributor and the total contributions made in the current election cycle.
NOTE: If you end your campaign or are no longer a candidate, complete the three campaign finance reports above for the appropriate reporting period and check the box that states “Termination Report.” For assistance or questions, please contact the Ethics Office at 412-255-2122.
Ethics Board Reminds City Government Candidates to File Finance Reports
Candidates and candidate committees for City of Pittsburgh offices of City Council, City Controller and Mayor are subject to campaign finance regulations, as detailed in Chapter 198 of the Pittsburgh City Code. This law requires both you and your candidate committee to comply with financial limitations and to file campaign finance reports with the Ethics Hearing Board in addition to continuing to file with the County.
Deadlines to file with the Ethics Hearing Board are:
- Friday, March 1;
- Monday, April 1 (no joke);
- Monday, September 2;
- Tuesday, September 3;
- Tuesday, October 1, and
- Friday, November 1, 2019.
Reports are due even if there is no activity. File a report for you as a candidate and file a separate report for your candidate committee.
To file, you will need to use the County Pre-Primary reporting forms. Please read the form carefully and complete all applicable sections on the form, taking extra care to ensure the reports for you and your candidate committee are signed and notarized correctly. Choose the correct reporting form based on whether the amount of contributions (including in-kind contributions) received, the amount of money expended and the liabilities incurred each are above $250 or below $250 during the reporting period. Please note you can leave the field “Filer Identification Number” at the top of the form blank.
On or before each monthly deadline, return completed reports by hand-delivery or fax to the address/number listed below, or scan and email a copy to firstname.lastname@example.org. All reports must be legible. There is a mail slot in our door if we are unable to answer; due to the nature of our work, appointments are recommended and greatly appreciated.
Please note failure to comply with campaign finance requirements will be strictly enforced.
Leanne Davis, Executive Manager and Ethics Officer
Phone: (412) 255 2122
Fax: (412) 255-2680
City of Pittsburgh Ethics Hearing Board
Room 328 City-County Building
414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219
Candidate's Campaign Finance Reports
Chapter 198 of the Pittsburgh City Code requires that candidates for City elected office and candidate committees shall, on the first business day of each of the three (3) months prior to election day, provide a campaign finance report, for all candidate committees associated with the candidate for any office sought, in the form mandated by the regular Allegheny County Board of Elections pre-primary reporting forms and procedures to the City's Ethics Hearing Board.
2019 campaign finance reports for candidates and candidate committees filed with the Ethics Hearing Board will be posted in the table below. Remember, these supplement or are in addition to City Controller and County finance reporting requirements.
2019 campaign finance reports
|Known or Expected Candidates for 2019 City of Pittsburgh Offices of City Council (odd numbered seats) and City Controller||Office Sought||Report due Friday, March 1, 2019, covering the period of Jan. 1 - Feb. 28, 2019||Report due Monday, April 1, 2019, for the period of March 1 – 31, 2019||Report due Tuesday, May 1, 2019, for the period of April 1-30, 2019||Report due Monday, Sept. 3, 2019, for the period of May 1 – Sept. 1, 2019||Report due Tuesday, October 1, 2019, for the period of Sept. 2-30, 2019||Report due Friday, November 1, 2019, for the period of October 1- 31, 2019|
|Michael Lamb||City Controller|
|Quincy Kofi Swatson||City Council District 1||Terminated campaign for primary election|
|Chris Rosselot||City Council District 1|
|Bobby Wilson||City Council District 1|
|Darlene Harris||City Council District 1|
|Mark Brentley Sr.||City Council District 1||Total Contributions M.B. - 5.15.19|
|Ken Wolfe||City Council District 3|
|Amy Schrempf||City Council District 3||Terminated campaign for primary election|
|Chris Kumanchik||City Council District 3|
|Bruce Kraus||City Council District 3|
|Corey O'Connor||City Council District 5|
|Deb Gross||City Council District 7|
|Deirdre Kane||City Council District 7||
|Leon Ford||City Council District 9|
|Randall Taylor||City Council District 9||Candidate R.T. - 3.1.19
|Rev. Ricky Burgess||City Council District 9||
|Kierran Young||City Council District 9||
|Judith Ginyard||City Council District 9|
|Cherylie Fuller||City Council District 9|
|Stephen Braxton||City Council District 9|
2017 and 2018 campaign finance reports
|William Peduto||4.3.17 | 3.1.17 | 2.1.17 | 5.1.17 | 5.9.17 | 7.13.17 | 8.1.17 | 8.23.17 | 9.1.17 | 10.2.17 | 11.1.17|
|Dan Gilman||4.3.17 | 4.3.17 | 3.1.17 | 3.1.17 | 5.1.17 | 8.1.17 | 8.23.17 | 9.1.17 | 10.2.17 | 11.1.17|
|Theresa Kail-Smith||3.3.17 | 3.3.17 | 3.3.17 | 6.21.17 | 7.31.17 | 10.27.17 | 10.27.17 | 10.27.17|
|Anthony Coghill||4.3.17 | 3.1.17 | 5.1.17 | 11.3.17 | 11.3.17 | 11.3.17 | 11.3.17 | 11.3.17 | 11.3.17 | 12.6.17|
|Ashleigh Deemer||4.3.17 | 3.1.17 | 2.1.17 | 5.1.17|
|John Welch||4.3.17 | 3.3.17|
|Robert Daniel Lavelle||4.5.17 | 4.5.17 | 4.5.17 | 4.5.17 | 5.9.17|
|Sonja J. Finn||2.1.18 | 2.1.18 | 2.32.18 | 3.1.18|
|Erika Strassburger||2.1.18 | 3.1.18|
|Martin Healey||2.5.18 | 3.1.18|
|Rennick Remley||2.2.18 | 3.1.18|