Marlin Woods running for Pittsburgh mayor as independent

PITTSBURGH — An East Liberty man announced he is running for mayor of Pittsburgh as an independent.

Marlin Woods, 48, works as a benefits consultant. He is now the second person running for mayor in November after state Rep. Ed Gainey, 51, beat Mayor Bill Peduto in May’s Democratic primary.

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Woods said he’s been planning a campaign since 2017 and wants to run the city with more input from residents. He announced his run Thursday night with a rally in Highland Park.