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MEDIA ADVISORY - Jan 21 Mayoral Campaign Announcement

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

CONTACT:

Friends of John C. Welch

412-228-0279

www.johnwelchformayor.com

Pittsburgh’s own, John C. Welch, Police Chaplain, CMU and Duquesne University graduate, to run for Mayor

PITTSBURGH, Jan. 18, 2017 – Journalists are invited to join friends of Rev. John C. Welch as he announces his bid for the next Mayor of the City of Pittsburgh. Rev. Welch, a graduate of Carnegie Mellon University and Duquesne University, is Chief Chaplain for the City of Pittsburgh Bureau of Police and Dean of Students at Pittsburgh Theological Seminary (PTS).

Born in Pittsburgh’s Hill District and a longtime resident of Homewood, Rev. Welch has a long history of civic involvement, including serving as president of the Pittsburgh Interfaith Impact Network for six years. During his tenure, he led both local and national marches and protests for employment rights security guards, hospital workers, and commercial office cleaners. He co-chaired the Religious Affairs Committee of the Pittsburgh NAACP and chaired the Advisory Board of Centers for Healthy Hearts and Souls. He has also worked with the Community Research Advisory Board of the University of Pittsburgh’s Center for Minority Health, the Board of Directors of the Rankin Christian Center, and the City of Pittsburgh’s Ethics Hearing Board.

Rev. Welch has resided in Pittsburgh his entire life. He and his wife of 31 years, Rev. B. DeNeice Welch, Senior Pastor of the Bidwell Street United Presbyterian Church, have raised four children - Aja, Jordan, John and Ian. They also share their love with three wonderful grandchildren.

For more information on Rev. Welch’s campaign, visit www.johnwelchformayor.com.

WHEN:

Saturday, January 21, 2017

2 p.m.

WHERE:

Homewood Branch of the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh (Auditorium)

7101 Hamilton Ave.

Pittsburgh, PA 15208

MEDIA RSVP:

All interested journalists should RSVP to the media contact above to ensure seating is prepared ahead of time.


JOHN C. WELCH MAYORAL CANDIDATE

 


PO Box 100216

 

Pittsburgh, PA 15233

 

Phone: 412-228-0279

 

Email: johnwelchmayoralcandidate@gmail.com