Pittsburgh Mayoral Race

flagwindowAlrighty then …

We sent requests out for either a phone or e-mail interview to all major runners for the 2009 Pittsburgh Mayoral Race around March 11th. Those three were Luke Ravenstahl, Patrick Dowd, and Dok Harris. The requests were sent either via their campaign websites or discovered e-mail addresses. The only one that almost immediately replied was Dok Harris – the other two have not given even a reply from a campaign intern saying that they can’t talk to us now. This pretty much shows you who really thinks a little more “highly” of the common person, and points out who is just status quo. Or course, it could also point out who really needs e-mail going to their Blackberry.

As a “citizen reporter” SWB has an ethical responsibility to keep things balanced when pointing out things during an election timeframe (the same as the commercial media) – which we are going to totally ignore, but we will give all candidates the time of day and the change to have their say via our blog …. if they so wish or care to communicate to actual Pittsburghers.

*UPDATE* – Kudos for Mr Dowd’s group for getting us an update e-mail address very quickly! Gotta give credit where credit is due.

*UPDATE 03/24*Click Here for update post.

But anyway … here are links to all three major candidates campaign sites:

Franco Dok Harris

Luke Ravenstahl

Patrick Dowd


PS – If there more candidates you would like to given a chance or needing reference links on this blog, please comment to this post ….. we’d love to give them a chance also to ignore us, thus giving the excuse to drop a bunch of pigeon crap on them too. Our trained pigeons are getting cranky. See ….. we do our best to be fair at SWB.

BTW – “buy a new mayor day” is May 19th, 2009 if yinz iz wonderin’

  1. March 17, 2009 at 2:38 pm

    Please email patrick@dowdformayor.com with your request and we’ll get back to you ASAP regarding available times.

  2. March 17, 2009 at 2:46 pm

    good luck on your attempts to be included — you deserve it

  3. SWB
    March 17, 2009 at 4:57 pm

    FYI – an e-mail interview request and questions were sent out to Patrick Dowd as requested at approx 11:00am 03/17/09. Thanks James and Patrick for responding to our post!

  4. SWB
    March 23, 2009 at 3:40 pm

    We’ve replied back to James at campaign HQ for Patrick to see if they have made any progress in filling out our little set of questions.

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