Matt Drozd has announced a bid for Allegheny County Executive. Drozd is County Executive Rich Fitzgerald's only declared challenger so far.
Drozd is a former County Councilor and North Hills School District board member. In a statement, Drozd said the county has experienced a loss of population to other counties "due to other counties having lower taxes and far more employment opportunities."
He also said that Fitzgerald had "merely been a caretaker during his eight-year term, lacking the vision to lead our county into becoming a premier showcase among other counties."
Drozd, who lives in Ross, also ran in the 2016 Republican Presidential primaries in New Hampshire, where he received six votes.