The Whig-Standard’s Elliot Ferguson profiles candidates for city council and mayor in the 2018 municipal election, Monday, Oct. 22.
Louis Cyr decided to run in this election the day after losing last year’s byelection in Countryside District by 10 votes.
Almost as soon as the results were in, supporters, including his son-in-law and Pittsburgh District Coun. Ryan Boehme, started encouraging him to run again.
During the past 17 months, Cyr said he has reconsidered his snap decision to try again. But he said he has become increasingly frustrated with what he calls a lack of action in the district.
“Countryside is huge, it’s big, it’s unique. From my perspective, nothing is being done,” Cyr said.
“Since May 2017, with the byelection, what has changed, what has happened? Have you been engaged? Have you been informed? Was there the creation of committees? How about a vision? How about a plan? Categorically, the answer has been no,” Cyr said.