Saturday, February 05, 2011

More Tea Party activists running for local office

Patti Weaver, a key organizer of the region's tea party movement, will formally announce her candidacy for (Allegheny) county executive Thursday at a rally in front of the City-County Building.

Ms. Weaver, of Fox Chapel, has been perhaps the most visible face of the local grass-roots movement, and has been active in national tea party organizing as well. A Harvard M.B.A., she has worked on the business side of her husband's medical practice.

She said a key element of her campaign message would be to bring business practices to government.

"We need to grow business here, we need a more business-friendly environment," she said. "With my background in business, I would look forward to doing that."