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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

Bill Peduto Current Mayor of Pittsburgh.

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 years old.

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 from 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 Mark Singel.  He also had an internship for U.S. Representative George Gekas.

Mayor Peduto has or has had a connection with many local organizations.

 The following were listed on his 2013 election website:

  • City of Pittsburgh Council, Human Resources Committee Chair
  • Southwestern Pennsylvania Commission, Commissioner
  • 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 Member
  • First Night Pittsburgh, Board Member
  • The Waffle Shop, Former Advisory Board Member
  • Pittsburgh Celebrity Hockey Team, Member
  • Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council, Former Board Member
  • Greater Pittsburgh Arts Alliance, Former Board Member
  • Pittsburgh Stadium Authority, Former Board Member
  • Carnegie Museums and Libraries, Former Board Member
  • Pittsburgh Community TV (PCTV-21), Former Board Member
  • Community Design Center of Pittsburgh, Former Board Member
  • Pittsburgh City Council, Former Chair of Finance and Law
  • 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, Member

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