Marty Healey Strassburger Makes History As First Woman In District 8 Council Seat By Megan Harris, Sarah Boden & Sarah Kovash • Mar 6, 2018 Megan Harris / 90.5 WESA Erika Strassburger made history Tuesday night as the first woman elected to represent Pittsburghers living in Oakland, Shadyside, Squirrel Hill and Point Breeze on Pittsburgh’s City Council with 64 percent of the vote. A Guide To Who's Running In Pittsburgh's District 8 City Council Race By Kathleen J. Davis • Mar 2, 2018 Photos courtesy of the candidates and Kathleen J. Davis / 90.5 WESA Listen Listening... / 4:30 WESA's Kathleen J. Davis reports on the race to fill City Council's open District 8 seat. In December, City Councilman Dan Gilman of Pittsburgh's District 8 left his seat to become Mayor Bill Peduto's chief of staff. This was one month after he won reelection to another four-year term. District 8 Council Candidates Take On PWSA, Livability In Debate By Kathleen J. Davis • Jan 29, 2018 Kathleen J. Davis / 90.5 WESA Sunday afternoon, the four candidates for the empty District 8 City Council seat, formerly held by councilman Dan Gilman, debated at Chatham University.