Wednesday, November 03, 2021

Pittsburgh elects Ed Gainey as its first Black mayor

Pittsburgh voters on Tuesday elected state Rep. Ed Gainey (D) as the city’s 61st mayor — and the first Black man to lead a city that has grown more diverse in recent decades as the economy has diversified.

Gainey, 51, will succeed Mayor Bill Peduto, a fellow Democrat he defeated in the May primary.

The Associated Press projected Gainey would defeat Republican Tony Moreno, a retired police officer. Gainey led Moreno 71 percent to 29 percent.

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