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New Leadership Delivering Results for Our Community
Olivia "Liv" Bennett is a community activist and County Councilwoman representing Allegheny County's District 13. Liv has dedicated years of her life fighting for justice in Allegheny County, advocating for sensible gun control, police accountability, and anti-racist policies in the workplace. Her interest in politics and activism began when she was a child. Liv's father, Rev. Elmer Williams, a committed Pittsburgh Public School Board member served as a positive example of leadership, advocacy, and community engagement. Although he passed away when she was young, his impact continues to be a source of inspiration for her today.
In 2018, she was involved in the process of opening the Northview Heights Public Safety Center in her neighborhood. Here residents come to get connected to community resources and specialized training programs. Liv is a member of Macedonia Church of Pittsburgh, where she volunteers with the audio visual ministry. She has worked with various community organizations such as Bethany Community Ministries; One-PA; Northview Heights Tenant Council; Sisters Pittsburgh; Alliance for Police Accountability, Casa San Jose, Take Action Advocacy Group, formally, Take Action Mon Valley and was a mentor in the "Be a Middle School Mentor" for United Way. Liv is also a member of the Pittsburgh Black Elected Officials Coalition. During the pandemic, she co-founded the Black Equity Coalition to push for testing and vaccines in under-served communities throughout Allegheny County. Currently, she does similar work as a Community Healthcare worker, facilitating vaccine clinics throughout the County. Liv completed her undergraduate studies at Carlow University, graduating Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science in Business Management and a minor in Information Technology. She also attended the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public and International Affairs where she received her Master of Science in Public Policy and Management.
Liv is a loving and devoted wife, mother, and grandmother who understands the value of family. She is happily married to her husband, Terrence, and has four children, Renee, Raquel, Donald III, and Dominic. They also have four grandchildren, Aiden, Alaya, Hope and Poppy. Liv embraces the privilege and honor of serving the people in Allegheny County and looks forward to meeting many more people along the campaign trial.
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