Pittsburgh mayoral election, 2017

Pittsburgh mayoral election, 2017
November 7, 2017

Party Democratic Republican

Incumbent Mayor

Bill Peduto

The 2017 Pittsburgh mayoral election is scheduled to take place on November 7, 2017. The primary election is to be held on May 16, 2017. Incumbent Democratic Mayor Bill Peduto is eligible for and indicated an intention to run for re-election to a second term.[1]


The 2013 election, in which then-incumbent Mayor Luke Ravenstahl was originally a candidate for re-election before withdrawing, saw an open election for Mayor of Pittsburgh. Then-city councilman Bill Peduto, who had run for Mayor of Pittsburgh in the 2005 election and the 2007 special election following the death of Bob O'Connor, won a four-way Democratic primary.[2] He went on to win the general election comfortably, defeating his Republican opponent, Joshua Wander, by 73 points. He assumed office in January 2014.[3]

Democratic primary

The Democratic primary election is scheduled to be held on May 16, 2017.




  1. 1 2 Bauder, Bob (11 September 2015). "Peduto to start campaign for 2nd term as Pittsburgh mayor next year". Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. Retrieved 1 May 2016.
  2. O'Toole, James (22 May 2013). "Peduto wins Democratic nod for Pittsburgh mayoral race". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Retrieved 19 November 2016.
  3. O'Toole, James; Balingit, Moriah (6 November 2013). "Peduto wins Pittsburgh mayoral election in landslide". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Retrieved 19 November 2016.
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