Gainey topples Peduto to very likely become Pittsburgh's first black mayor.

With 45% of precincts reporting at 10:26 pm tonight, Mayor Peduto called State Representative Ed Gainey to concede the Democratic primary for Mayor of Pittsburgh. Ed Gainey will very likely become the first black Mayor of the City of Pittsburgh come January 2022 as no Republican has declared, pending the results of write-in candidates. No Republican has won Mayor of Pittsburgh since 1929.

“I want to build a city for everybody. I know what it feels like to be skipped over. I’m not skipping nobody,” Gainey told QBurgh in February.

Up and down the ballot, there were historic victories for the LGBTQ Community as well.

For Judge of the Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas, Tiffany Sizemore came in the top nine to win the Democratic nomination.

In Sharpsburg, Carrie Tongarm won a seat on the borough council

In Mt. Oliver, Lisa Pietrusza won a seat on council becoming Mt. Oliver’s first bi councilperson.

This article will be updated as more results become available

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