Bill Peduto

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Bill Peduto
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Mayor of Pittsburgh
Incumbent
In office
January 6, 2014-Present
Term ends
2018
Years in position 0
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$108,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 5, 2013
First electedNovember 5, 2013
Next general2017
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Pittsburgh City Council, District 8
2002-2014
Education
Bachelor'sPennsylvania State University
Master'sUniversity of Pittsburgh
Personal
BirthdayOctober 30, 1964
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
Bill Peduto (b. October 30, 1964) is the current Mayor of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He was first elected in 2013. Before becoming mayor, he was a member of the Pittsburgh City Council, representing District 8 from 2002-2014. Peduto ran for mayor in 2005 and 2007.[1]

Biography

Peduto holds a B.A. in Political Science from Pennsylvania State University and an M.A. in Public Policy and Management from the University of Pittsburgh. His professional experience includes working as political researcher, campaign consultant and as the Chief of Staff to former Pittsburgh City Council member Dan Cohen.[2]

Career

Below is a brief outline of Peduto's political career.

  • 2014-Present: Mayor of Pittsburgh
  • 2002-2014: Pittsburgh City Council, District 8

Elections

2013

See also: Pittsburgh mayoral election, 2013

Peduto defeated Republican Joshua Wander and independent candidate Lester F. Ludwig in the November 5, 2013 general election.[3]

Mayor of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngBill Peduto 84.3% 36,856
     Republican Joshua Wander 11.5% 5,012
     Independent Lester F. Ludwig 3.5% 1,514
     Nonpartisan Write-in 0.8% 340
Total Votes 43,722
Source: Allegheny County Elections Division

On May 21, 2013, Peduto won the Democratic mayoral primary, defeating former Auditor General Jack Wagner, State Representative Jake Wheatley and A. J. Richardson.[4]

Mayor of Pittsburgh, PA Democratic Primary, 2013
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngBill Peduto 51.8% 23,650
Jake Wheatley 7.7% 3,508
Jack Wagner 39.6% 18,094
A. J. Richardson 0.6% 294
Write-in 0.2% 103
Total Votes 45,649
Source: Allegheny County Elections Division

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Political offices
Preceded by
Luke Ravenstahl
Mayor of Pittsburgh
2014–Present
Succeeded by
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