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Samuel J. Hurst
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Candidate for
City Council of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Elections and appointments
Next generalNovember 5, 2013
Term limitsN/A
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Samuel J. Hurst was the 2013 Republican candidate for the District 4 seat on the Pittsburgh City Council.[1] He was defeated by Democratic incumbent Natalia Rudiak.

About Pittsburgh

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Form of governmentStrong mayor/council
Council composition9 members (elected by district)
Terms of office4 years
Election typePartisan
Current mayorBill Peduto

According to the 2012 U.S. Census estimate, Pittsburgh is the 61st largest city with a population of 306,211.[2] There are nine city council members, all of whom are elected by district. The city follows a mayor-council form of government.[3][4] The mayor earns an annual salary of $108,000.[5] According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Pittsburgh's unemployment rate as of July 2013 was 7.5%, compared to the state rate of 7.8% and the national rate of 7.7%.[6]



See also: Pittsburgh city council elections, 2013

Hurst ran unsuccessfully for election to the Pittsburgh City Council.[7]

General election

Hurst was defeated by Democratic incumbent Natalia Rudiak in the general election on November 5, 2013.[8]

City Council of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (District 4), 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngNatalia Rudiak Incumbent 74.4% 4,049
     Republican Samuel J. Hurst 24.9% 1,355
     Write-in Write-in 0.7% 40
Total Votes 5,444
Source: Allegheny County Elections Division

Primary election

Hurst ran unopposed in the May 21, 2013 Republican primary.

Pittsburgh City Council, District 4 Republican Primary, 2013
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngSamuel J. Hurst 91.6% 417
Write-in 8.4% 38
Total Votes 455
Source: Allegheny County Elections Division

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