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PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Leon Ford has announced he plans to run for Pittsburgh City Council in District 9.

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On Facebook, Ford said he would officially launch his campaign at an event in November.

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“I am more than a survivor, I am a champion for all the people who have lost faith in our leaders and the system,” Ford said in a post.

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Ford was shot by a Pittsburgh Police officer in 2012 during a traffic stop. The shooting left Ford paralyzed, and Ford was awarded $5.5 million by the city to settle a civil rights lawsuit.

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Reverend Ricky Burgess is currently the city councilman for District 9.