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Councilwoman Rudiak Challenges Lamb for Controller's Office


With two weeks to go before the deadline to file nominating petitions, Pittsburgh City Councilwoman Natalia Rudiak has officially announced her candidacy for City Controller. 

The two-term councilwoman from Brookline said in a release, “I will bring fiscal leadership to the Controller’s office. There is a better way to manage city finances—one that doesn’t waste taxpayer dollars, prevents fraud rather than excusing it, restores the public trust, invests in our children, and transforms our city. Being a watchdog isn’t enough. As Controller, I will ensure that public money is spent with smart fiscal oversight, vision, and leadership.” 

Before being elected to City Council, Rudiak was employed by Deloitte Consulting.  She holds an under graduate degree from George Washington University and a graduate degree from Carnegie Mellon University

Fellow Democrat Michael Lamb currently holds the controller position.  Lamb was first elected to that post in 2007.  Prior to that, Lamb served eight years as Allegheny County Prothonotary-- the chief record keeper at the time for the Court of Common Pleas.