Patrick Dowd is a Member of Pittsburgh City Council representing District 7, primarily in the east end of Pittsburgh and along the Allegheny River.  In City Council, he serves as Chair of the Committee on Intergovernmental Affairs. He also sits on the Boards of the Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority, Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh and the Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG Aquarium. Mr. Dowd has pledged to pursue fiscal responsibility and set new standards for the delivery of city services and accountability in government. He is also a member of the City of Pittsburgh’s newly formed Land Recycling Task Force. Mr. Dowd came to Pittsburgh in 1991 to pursue graduate work at the University of Pittsburgh. After earning a doctorate, he taught history at the secondary level until elected to office in 2007. Mr. Dowd is a 42 year-old father of 5.  He and his family reside in Highland Park.