Tuesday, May 17, 2011
In 2007 Patrick Dowd says he won his party's nomination by a mere 91 votes, but this year he cruised to comfortable 64 to 35% win over challenger Anthony Mark Ceoffe. Dowd says he feels his win is a mandate to continue fighting for the issues that are crucial to the city - "Saving our public assets, whether we're talking about parking, pensions, the libraries. We also want to make sure we're focused on the city's financial health." He says constituent services have been crucial to staying in step with the needs and concerns of the community and he hopes to expand those dialogues in the future. No Republican filed in the primary, so Dowd's of a second four year term is assured this November.