Former Pittsburgh city councilman, convicted felon, and current vice chairman of the county committee, Ben Woods, wrote a letter announcing his intention to run as chairman in the June, 2006 election. He lost that election.
So far, Burn has gathered the most support, having secured the backing of most of city and county council members as well as the nods of Allegheny County Chief Executive Dan Onorato and Pittsburgh Mayor Bob O'Connor.
Add in row office support and suburban and city committee votes and Burn appears to have this locked up. Although Woods has been telling anyone who will listen that he has the support of Gov. Ed Rendell, most aren't listening. As of this moment, no one is stepping forward in support of Milko.
- Four candidates as County Chair from June, 2006 in P-G. Speaks of former Pittsburgh City Council President Ben Woods, County Councilman Jim Burn, a former mayor of Millvale; and Dennis Simon, president of East Pittsburgh council and chairman of the Allegheny League of Municipalities.
- [[Jim Burn won with 661 votes to 424 for Ben Woods and 209 for Jean Milko. Simon got about 182 (unofficial numbers).
- Carmella beat Erin Vecchio by about 117 votes (unofficial)