PITTSBURGH - Bill Peduto has won the primary election race.
Pittsburgh's mayor was declared the victor in the Democratic primary, preliminarily with 2/3 of the vote.
Peduto faced John Welch and Darlene Harris.
“We congratulate Mayor Bill Peduto on his primary election win," said Sam Williamson, 32BJ SEIU Western Pennsylvania District Leader: "He is committed to helping working men, women and their families better themselves through union organizing, the Fight for $15, affordable housing, investment in universal pre-K, and job growth. From the beginning, Mayor Peduto has worked to make Pittsburgh a city that works for everyone. Pittsburghers overwhelmingly responded at the polls by voting for him. 32BJ SEIU is committed in supporting Mayor Peduto as he runs in the general election.”
32BJ SEIU members endorsed Peduto in March and carried out an aggressive voter outreach program knocking on thousands of doors across Pittsburgh for the Mayor.
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Welch said, "Between the numbers that I got and the numbers Darlene has I think there's a faction of the city of Pittsburgh that's not happy with the direction we're going. I hope the mayor pays attention to those numbers."
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