ShareThis Page

State Sen. Ferlo endorses Ravenstahl

| Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012, 5:54 p.m.

State Sen. Jim Ferlo announced on Wednesday that he donated $10,000 to Pittsburgh Mayor Luke Ravenstahl's re-election campaign and is endorsing the mayor for another four-year term.

Ferlo said $8,000 came from his political action committee and $2,000 from personal funds.

“I'm not going to chance horses in midstream,” the Highland Park Democrat said. “I think the mayor and his administration have performed well.”

Ravenstahl is expected to face city Controller Michael Lamb and Councilman Bill Peduto in the May primary. State Auditor General Jack Wagner of Beechview also is considering whether to enter the race.

In September, Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald donated $8,000 to Peduto's campaign.

Bob Bauder is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 412-765-2312 or

TribLIVE commenting policy

You are solely responsible for your comments and by using you agree to our Terms of Service.

We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.

While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.

We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments either by the same reader or different readers

We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.

We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.

We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.

We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.