Pittsburgh Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 1, which preferred Mark DeSantis to Mayor Ravenstahl a couple of years ago, has announced its 2009 primary endorsements:
Mayor: Luke Ravenstahl
City Council: Theresa Smith, Tonya Payne, Patrick Reilly, Bill Peduto.
County Council: Jim Ellenbogen
Sheriff: Bill Mullen
Common Pleas Court: Don Walko, Michele Zappala Peck, Susan Evashavik DiLucente, Arnie Klein, Jennifer Satler.
Commonwealth Court: Al Frioni.
Superior Court: Robert Colville and Kevin Francis McCarthy.
Supreme Court: Joan Orie Melvin
Magistrate Judges: Jim Motznik, Robert Ravenstahl, Anthony Ceoffe
Peduto, Mullen, McCarthy and Ellenbogen are good calls.
Klein and Colville are acceptable calls.
I don't know enough to assess the calls on Smith, Reilly, and Ceoffe.
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