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Hon. Rich Fitzgerald

County Executive, Allegheny County, Penn.

About Hon. Rich Fitzgerald

Currently serving his third term, Rich Fitzgerald took office as County Executive in January 2012, following 11 years on County Council representing District 11. As County Executive, Rich’s work has resulted in stable funding for public transit, the passage of legislation which has invested funding in our roads, bridges and infrastructure, and increased passenger traffic, direct flights and economic activity around the Pittsburgh International Airport. Rich has also stabilized county finances while holding the line on property taxes through a smart refinancing of existing debt and operational adjustments. His hiring, as well as his appointments, has resulted in a more diverse county government, which has only added to the county’s strong economy.

Rich continues to focus on working together as the key to success for the county, partnering with officials at all levels of government who share the goal of moving the county forward. He is a graduate of Carnegie Mellon University holding a B.S. in mechanical engineering with a minor in business. He and his wife, Cathy, a pharmacist, live in Squirrel Hill. They have eight children.