Carmen L. Robinson

Carmen L. Robinson is a citizen of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. A December 26, 2008 article in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette said that she was 40 years old at the time, and was a practicing attorney who lives in the Hill District area of the city. She grew up in the Stanton Heights area, and has a degree from Peabody High School, a bachelor's degree from the University of Pittsburgh, and a law degree from Duquesne University. Before finishing law school, she worked for the police, and she achieved the rank of sergeant. After graduating from law school, she practiced law in the private sector, and also worked as a law clerk for Allegheny County Common Pleas Judge Dwayne D. Woodruff in the Family Division. She is married with a 10 year old son and two stepchildren . She is considering running for mayor of Pittsburgh. She is a Democrat, and favors tax abatements for new small businesses that locate in the city and hire city residents, and also favors limits on campaign contributions to city candidates.
Robinson's time on the police force lasted 15 years. She is a member of the National Organization for Women and the League of Women Voters.
Robinson intends to challenge the current mayor, Luke Ravenstahl, in the Democratic primary in May 2009. Ravenstahl was unopposed in the May 2007 primary.
Robinson said she plans to make her official announcement of her candidacy on January 9, 2009. The primary will take place the following May 19. She is also noteworthy for receiving media attention over her filing of a sexual harassment lawsuit in 1994, for which she received a settlement in 1997. In addition, Robinson was also mentioned in the media in 2000 for her work as a police officer in trying to apprehend a suspect who had been impersonating a police officer.
On January 9, 2009, Robinson began her campaign with a fundraiser.
On February 24, 2009, it was reported that Robinson was planning to partcicpate in one or more televised primary debates.
< Prev   Next >