- Associated Press - Thursday, May 7, 2015

PITTSBURGH (AP) - A councilwoman in the county that’s home to Pittsburgh has died of a cancer-related illness. Allegheny County Councilwoman Barbara Daly-Danko was 61 years old.

Councilwoman Sue Means says Daly-Danko was at home with her husband, sister and some of her children when she died Wednesday.

Daly-Danko took over the District 11 seat in 2011 after Rich Fitzgerald stepped down to run for county executive. She won a four-year term and was in a tough re-election campaign this year.

Fitzgerald has ordered all flags at county government buildings to be flown at half-staff.

Means says Daly Danko was a force for transparency and good government. The late councilwoman served in different government positions for more than 15 years.

Means says she may still win her election.

Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times is switching its third-party commenting system from Disqus to Spot.IM. You will need to either create an account with Spot.im or if you wish to use your Disqus account look under the Conversation for the link "Have a Disqus Account?". Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.


Click to Read More

Click to Hide