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Xtra Points: Ex-coach will give politics a whirl

Written by Mike White on .


"Lee to campaign for a seat on City Council" - by Mike White.

"During his 16 years as a high school basketball coach, you could say John Lee did his share of, ahhh, politicking with officials.

Lee hasn't coached a game in 11 years, but he's itching to do some politicking again. But not from a basketball bench.

Lee, 52, is hoping to get into politics. He has filed paperwork and entered the race as a candidate for Pittsburgh City Council, seeking the Democratic party endorsement for District 4, which represents the neighborhoods of Beechview, Bon Air, Brookline, Carrick, Overbrook and part of Mount Washington."