PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Leon Ford has announced he plans to run for Pittsburgh City Council in District 9.READ MORE: Pittsburgh Weather: Cold Front Passes, Sunshine And Warmer Temperatures Return
On Facebook, Ford said he would officially launch his campaign at an event in November.READ MORE: 4 Teens Accused Of Plotting Attack At A Pennsylvania High School On Columbine Anniversary
“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.
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.MORE NEWS: Howard W. Hanna Jr., Founder Of Real Estate Agency Dies At 101 Years Old
Reverend Ricky Burgess is currently the city councilman for District 9.