Elections

Pittsburgh Voters Elect First Black Mayor

Democrat Ed Gainey promised to make Pittsburgh "a city for all."

Pittsburgh Voters Elect First Black Mayor
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Voters in Pittsburgh made history last night as they elected the city's first Black mayor. 

Democrat Ed Gainey collected nearly 70% of the votes compared to 29% for Republican nominee Tony Moreno. 

Gainey is poised to replace Mayor Bill Peduto, who finished second to Gainey in the Democratic primary.  

Gainey's win is part of the Democrats' 92-year-old winning streak.  

The Pittsburgh mayor-elect promised to make his city "a city for all" by focusing on issues such as affordable housing, police reform and diversity.