Thursday, February 19, 2009

City Councilman Announces Candidacy For Mayor

Standing in front of dozens of his supporters Pittsburgh City Councilman Patrick Dowd announced his candidacy for the Democratic Mayoral nomination. With the quote "winds of change" at his back the councilman started his campaign by challenging the involvement of Mayor Luke Ravenstahl in issues ranging from campaign finance reform to gun control. Dowd said his first act as Mayor would be to sign an executive order that would ban the awarding of no-bid contracts to any person who contributed to the campaign of an elected official. Dowd now joins Carmen Robinson of the Hill District as the two challengers vying to unseat the incumbent. The Democratic primary is to be held on May 19Th.

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