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Dan Onorato

Dan Onorato

Dan graduated from Penn State with a bachelor’s degree in accounting and worked for several years as a CPA before earning a degree from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. He was elected to Pittsburgh City Council in 1991 and re-​elected in 1995. In 1999, he was elected Allegheny County Controller, spending four years as a watchdog against wasteful spending and fraud. In 2003, he was elected County Executive and in 2007 was overwhelmingly re-​elected. He currently works for Highmark.

Greening the Region

The G-​20 Summit provides southwestern Pennsylvania with an unprecedented opportunity to share its compelling story with the world. Ours is the tale of a region dramatically transformed by foresight and innovation, which have led to a remarkable economic and environmental revival.

The Case for Consolidation

The governments of Allegheny County and the City of Pittsburgh – the two largest governments in our region – duplicate many departments and services, including parks, public works, human resources, computer services, emergency management and so forth. This redundancy of functions and services results in operational inefficiencies, public confusion and unnecessary costs.

Our Future with Governor Dan Onorato

Over the last six years that I have served as Allegheny County executive, we achieved momentous results by working together, putting taxpayers first and keeping our focus, making southwestern Pennsylvania an attractive place for businesses to invest and families to live.
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