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9:51am EDT July 22, 2002

Dr. Cyril Wecht

Party affiliation: Democrat

Age: 68

Residence: Pittsburgh

Occupation: Physician, forensic pathologist, attorney, coroner of Allegheny County

Education: B.S., University of Pittsburgh; M.D., University of Pittsburgh; LL.B., University of Maryland; J.D., University of Pittsburgh

Government experience: Served as coroner of Allegheny County 1970-1980, and 1996 to present; Allegheny County commissioner, 1979-83; Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate, 1982 Information gathered from League of Women Voters and other sources.

James Roddey

Party affiliation: Republican

Age: 66

Residence: Pittsburgh

Occupation: Chairman of Star Cable Associates, Production Masters Inc. and the Bantry Group; president of Business Records Management; board member of 21st Century Telesis, Allin Communications Corp., Clo-White Inc. and International Sports Marketing

Education: B.A. in communications, Texas Christian University

Government experience: Chairman of two statewide political campaigns; elected a delegate to the 1988 and 1996 Republican National Conventions; past chairman of the Port Authority Transit and Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority; chairman of the board of at least 10 local civic organizations Information gathered from League of Women Voters and his own biographical information.