Dan's happy where he is

Published by James O'Toole on .

Former county Executive Dan Onorato is not running for mayor.

His name found a prominent place amid the cascade of speculation that followed Mayor Luke Ravenstahl's surprise announcement that he would not seek re-election.  Some Ravenstahl associates identified Mr. Onorato as the unnamed potential candidate that the mayor referred to in his withdrawal statement last Friday.  But the Highmark executive released a statement late Monday disavowing the idea.

"I am not a candidate for mayor of Pittsburgh,'' Mr. Onorato said in the statement.  "I enjoy being part of the Highmark management team promoting affordable, quality health care.'' 

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