Dowd considering Mayor's race

According to several news sources, Patrick Dowd is considering running for Pittsburgh’s mayor —

Pittsburgh Councilman Patrick Dowd said yesterday that he is “very seriously, very carefully and very thoughtfully” considering a mayoral bid this year, raising the prospects of a crowded field for the office held by Luke Ravenstahl.

The councilman, elected in 2007 after a term on the school board, said he’s thinking of running in the Democratic primary because the city “deserves a mayor with a vision who can manage, and who can lead to that vision.” Read the Post Gazette article

And from KDKA —

Patrick Dowd has little money and only a year’s experience on council, but he has a history of knocking off incumbents and waging strong grassroots campaigns. Read the KDKA article