Essential Pittsburgh
4:24 pm
Wed November 6, 2013

Post-Election Day Wrap Up

Former Pittsburgh city councilman Bill Peduto wins the mayoral election.
Credit Jessica Nath / 90.5 WESA

It may be no surprise that Bill Peduto is now Pittsburgh mayor-elect. But some may be surprised that Peduto celebrated in Homewood last night as the results were tallied.

According to 90.5 WESA's Mark Nootbaar and Kevin Gavin, the Homewood location could be an attempt to show a focus on neighborhoods that Peduto feels have been ignored by previous administrations.

Another victory last night was the election of Deb Gross for the District 7 Pittsburgh City Council vacancy. She won a tight race over independent candidate Tony Ceoffe. Following her democratic nomination there were questions of whether she had all of the party’s support. She obtained 61% of the vote and Ceoffe ended the night with 25%.

Another election night headline included the Pittsburgh District 1 school board candidates who all ran unopposed.