- R in the past but as of 2009 turned voter registration to Independent.
- 30 in 2006
- Ran for County Council's At-Large seat against David Fawcett in 2006 primary
- To run for Pittsburgh Mayor in 2009 as an independent candidate.
KEVIN THE CHAMELEON.
Kevin Acklin seems to be modeling his political career after Arlen Specter's.
The one-time Republican ran as an independent in 2009 in an unsuccessful challenge to Pittsburgh Mayor Luke Ravenstahl. Now he's changed his political colors completely and registered as a Democrat. Not only that, Acklin told Pittsburgh City Paper that he's running for the county Democrat committee in hopes of representing his home turf of Squirrel Hill.
If he proceeds at his current pace, come this time next year, Acklin should be a Green Party candidate for some office.
- Kevin Acklin, 30, a Squirrel Hill attorney, plans to seek the Republican nomination for Dave Fawcett's seat and had a fund raiser in November 2006 at the Duquesne Club, Downtown.