Ed McCullough finished up the filings for Pittsburg City Commission Monday afternoon when he became the seventh candidate for three open spots.

Ed McCullough finished up the filings for Pittsburg City Commission Monday afternoon when he became the seventh candidate for three open spots.
McCullough, 51, owns Affordable Lock & Key, and is attending school at WTI for computer technology.
“Pittsburg is a good community,” McCullough said. “It’s one of the best in southeast Kansas. I’m really interested giving back and helping it keep up and keep going forward.”
McCullough also worked at Superior Industries before the plant’s closure in 2008, and said he was an advocate for city business.
“I would like to see Pittsburg get more businesses in here to keep the people here,” McCullough said. “At the same time, I want to take care of the businesses that are here. I’m not saying they don’t already, but I want to make sure those businesses are taken care of.”
Pittsburg has three at-large spots, meaning the top three vote recipients will be elected to the commission. The top two will earn four-year terms, while the third-highest vote-getter will receive a two-year term.