The campaign website for Adam Ravenstahl -- the mayor's brother who's running for judge Don Walko's former state House seat -- seems to be operational now (unlike when we last reported on it almost a month ago).Adam Ravenstahl

Here's his answer on "Why I'm Running":

I would like to take this opportunity to announce my candidacy for the office of Representative in the Pennsylvania General Assembly in District 20 and share with you why I’m running.  When our friend Don Walko decided to pursue other opportunities after his years of admirable service in the State House, I began to consult with my family and neighbors on the path ahead for our district.  Like you, I’ve watched the headlines coming from Harrisburg.  Like you, I’ve come to the conclusion that Harrisburg is broken.  And like you, I want to change that by shaking up the Harrisburg culture.  It’s in my blood.

I’m proud of my family’s history of public service.  Concepts like dedication, teamwork, and community aren’t just words in my household.  They are lessons I learned at the dinner table.  From my grandfather, a firefighter who once held this very seat in the State House, to my father, a high school football coach who serves as a district magistrate, to my brother, a mayor who is working everyday to strengthen our neighborhoods - from them, I learned that when you see a problem, you roll up your sleeves and you go to work to fix it.

I’m prepared to go to work for you.  A North Catholic High School graduate in 2003, I studied at Robert Morris University, where I earned a 3.93 GPA and a degree in Business Management.  Since then, I’ve been employed as a Business Analyst for UMPC Health Plan, while participating in numerous community activities and staying involved in my church, Incarnation Parish and serving as a Democratic Committee Member.

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