Lukey is famous.

So Mayor Ravenstahl (that just doesn’t ring at all; we’re going to have to work on that) was featured in several publications around the country from an article that appeared in the New York Times.

Things you should know:

1. Dick Skrinjar, Mayor Ravenstahl’s Chief of Making Shit Up, probably tried to slit his wrists after being referred to as:

By his side, Mr. Ravenstahl’s press secretary — a white-haired man at least 30 years his elder — nodded quietly.

Ouch. Was he whittling too?

2. Luke says he drinks 12 Diet Pepsis a day. I can’t imagine that is good for him at all.

3. Luke got a 40k raise when the Mayor died.

4. Luke’s wife is a beautician. I don’t know why I find that interesting or why I chuckled when I read it (something about the word beautician). I think it’s because I might be a shallow bitch.

5. The article refers to Jim Motznik as “an ally of Mr. Ravenstahl’s.” If Luke is serious about winning the Mayoral election, I’d really start trying now to distance myself from him. I don’t think he’s too popular. Yarone, please take note of that and do what you must.

6. This picture of Luke appeared in the PG on Sunday. I’m a little disturbed that I find him attractive in a Mark Cuban kind of way.


  1. Mike
    September 12, 2006 11:22 am

    If it wasn’t for Luke (i.e. if Barbara Burns had won in 2003), it’d be Mayor Motznik. Heck, as it is, it was pretty close to being Mayor Motznik. Wouldn’t that be fun?

    I think Luke will probably have to run next year

    I am biased, as I think the election should be next year–for one major reason. His term as president is only good for two years; and his term on council expired in 2007. I personally think he doesn’t have the authority to serve for longer than his term on council would’ve lasted without seeking election. Besides, he’d be a much stronger Mayor if he sought–and won–a mandate. Also, the Charter mentions a special election. Why would it do that if one was impossible to have? I think the lawyers got that one wrong.

    I believe there are four Democrats that can beat Luke, but I don’t know if any of them will run. If all of them run…hello Mayor Diven or Lieberman. (I’m assuming Luke gets the nomination and the rest run as independents–splitting the Democratic vote and allowing a Republican to win with 30%).

  2. north sider
    September 12, 2006 10:38 pm

    Pittgirl – I love ya, but you are shallow. His wife is awesome and so are all of my beautician, hair dresser, friends. Besides someone has to make Luke (or Lukey as you call him) look as good as he does.
    I know him personally and can’t wait to see everyone in this city bite their tounges when he proves everyone wrong and is the best damn mayor we’ve ever seen.

  3. pittgirl
    September 13, 2006 8:50 am

    I know I was being shallow, but in my defense, it is NOT the fact that she does it as a living, it is the word beautician. I can’t see the guys at Cardamone’s being called beauticians at all. There has GOT to be a better word for it. “Beautician” makes me think of a gum smacking, bee-hived, overly made up person. Thanks for putting me in my place. And I mean that.

  4. north sider
    September 13, 2006 2:24 pm

    Sorry Pittgirl, I’ll read more carefully next time. I’m just pretty defensive when anything remotely bad is said about our mayor or the beauty industry.