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}}{{tnr}}'''Bill Peduto''' is the Democratic mayor-elect of [[Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania]].  He has served on the Pittsburgh City Council as the District 8 councilman since January 2002.
 
}}{{tnr}}'''Bill Peduto''' is the Democratic mayor-elect of [[Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania]].  He has served on the Pittsburgh City Council as the District 8 councilman since January 2002.
 
==Background==
 
==Background==
Peduto has been involved in Pittsburgh municipal politics since the 1990s, when he served as an aide to former councilman Dan Cohen.  Peduto began his stint on the Pittsburgh City Council in January 2002.  He last served as the councilman for District 8.<ref name=peduto1>[http://www.post-gazette.com/stories/news/politics-local/peduto-in-third-pittsburgh-mayoral-race-says-city-at-crossroads-686320/ ''The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette'' "Peduto, in third Pittsburgh mayoral race, says city at crossroads," May 5, 2013]</ref> He is the chairperson of the council's Committee on Human Resources.<ref>[http://pittsburghpa.gov/council/committees ''Pittsburgh, PA Official Website'' "Standing Committee Assignments," accessed October 11, 2013]</ref>
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Peduto has been involved in Pittsburgh municipal politics since the 1990s, when he served as an aide to former councilman Dan Cohen.  Peduto began his stint on the Pittsburgh City Council in January 2002.  He last served as the councilman for District 8.<ref name=peduto1>[http://www.post-gazette.com/stories/news/politics-local/peduto-in-third-pittsburgh-mayoral-race-says-city-at-crossroads-686320/ ''The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette'' "Peduto, in third Pittsburgh mayoral race, says city at crossroads," May 5, 2013]</ref> He was the chairperson of the council's Committee on Human Resources.<ref>[http://pittsburghpa.gov/council/committees ''Pittsburgh, PA Official Website'' "Standing Committee Assignments," accessed October 11, 2013]</ref>
  
Peduto's 2013 campaign marked his third for mayor, having launched unsuccessful bids in 2005 and 2007.<ref name=peduto1/>  
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Peduto's 2013 campaign marked his third for mayor, having launched unsuccessful bids in 2005 and 2007.<ref name=peduto1/>
  
 
==Elections==
 
==Elections==

Revision as of 15:57, 26 March 2014

Bill Peduto
Bill Peduto 2013.jpg
Mayor-elect, Pittsburgh
Incumbent
Term ends
2018
PartyDemocratic
PredecessorLuke Ravenstahl
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 5, 2013
First electedNovember 5, 2013
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sPennsylvania State University
Master'sUniversity of Pittsburgh
Websites
Campaign website
Bill Peduto is the Democratic mayor-elect of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He has served on the Pittsburgh City Council as the District 8 councilman since January 2002.

Background

Peduto has been involved in Pittsburgh municipal politics since the 1990s, when he served as an aide to former councilman Dan Cohen. Peduto began his stint on the Pittsburgh City Council in January 2002. He last served as the councilman for District 8.[1] He was the chairperson of the council's Committee on Human Resources.[2]

Peduto's 2013 campaign marked his third for mayor, having launched unsuccessful bids in 2005 and 2007.[1]

Elections

2013

See also: Pittsburgh mayoral election, 2013
Flag of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.svg
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Population306,211
Form of governmentStrong mayor/council
Council composition9 members (elected by district)
Terms of office4 years
Election typePartisan
Current mayorBill Peduto

General election

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

Primary election

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

Positions

A hallmark of Peduto's mayoral candidacy was his release of 100 policy papers in as many days, focusing in particular on issues of governmental transparency, neighborhood and community development and pension reform.[5]

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