Former Atlanta police officer Peter Brownlowe is part of a crowded field of candiates running for the mayor's office in 2009.
Brownlowe did his undergraduate work at New York University and Sam Houston State University's College of Criminal Justice. He spent over twenty years in the military and is a 14-year veteran of the Atlanta Police Department.
His Web site includes little in the way of a biography, but he does talk about himself in a personal statement posted there.
"I am running for mayor in 2009 because we have a rare and extraordinary opportunity to make some real changes in our city as the focus of my campaign is putting an end to crimes in our city and making Atlanta one of the safest cities in the nation.
"Over nearly 15 years as a beat officer I've witnessed and have been listening to our citizens on the issues as it relates crimes, homelessness and other quality of life concerns in and around our city and communities. I understand these concerns and have had the opportunity to witness many of them first hand. To fix them requires someone who is uniquely qualified to make these changes, and this is why I am running.
"I am not, nor will I be your typical run-of-the-mill candidate. Though I'm running for public office I do not consider myself a politician nor do I play politics. I simply do what I think is the right thing to do for the people."