The Mayors of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh was incorporated as a borough on April 22, 1794. Since then,
there have been many mayors, and even a number of chief burgesses, before
Pittsburgh became a city.
In this section, we'll list all who have held those
titles over the years and introduce you to many of them.
Let's begin with our current Mayor, Bill Peduto.
Bill Peduto (2014 - Present) – Democrat
On January 6th, 2014, Bill Peduto took the oath of office to become the
City of Pittsburgh’s 60th Mayor. When sworn into office, Mayor Peduto was 49
Peduto lost a bid to become Mayor in the Primary of
2005. Realizing Mayor Ravenstahl’s popularity, Peduto
dropped out of the 2007 special election that was
necessary because of Bob O’Connor’s death. In May of
2013, with stiff competition in the primary, Peduto and
his team were victorious. In the November general
election, Peduto went on to receive 84% of the vote.
Mayor Peduto grew up near Pittsburgh and graduated
Chartiers Valley High School in 1983. The Mayor has
earned degrees from the University of Pennsylvania and
the University of Pittsburgh.
Mr. Peduto’s background includes operating a
consulting business and serving as Chief of Staff to
former City Councilman Dan Cohen. In 1993, he was a
political director for then-acting Governor
Singel. He also had an internship for U.S.
Representative George Gekas.
Mayor Peduto has or has had a connection with many
The following were listed on his 2013 election
- City of Pittsburgh Council, Human Resources
- Southwestern Pennsylvania Commission,
- Green Government Task Force Co-Creator, Co-Chair
- End Hunger Task Force, Advisory Board
- Friends of the Frick, Board Member
- Heinz History Center Italian American
Collection, Advisory Board
- Silk Screen Asian American Film Festival, Board
- First Night Pittsburgh, Board Member
- The Waffle Shop, Former Advisory Board Member
- Pittsburgh Celebrity Hockey Team, Member
- Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council, Former Board
- Greater Pittsburgh Arts Alliance, Former Board
- Pittsburgh Stadium Authority, Former Board
- Carnegie Museums and Libraries, Former Board
- Pittsburgh Community TV (PCTV-21), Former Board
- Community Design Center of Pittsburgh, Former
- Pittsburgh City Council, Former Chair of Finance
- Pittsburgh City Council, Former Chair of General
Services, Technology and the Arts
- National Council of Jewish Women, Member
- National Italian American Sports Hall of Fame,