Pittsburgh elects first black mayor

Ed Gainey

In this photo made on Saturday, Oct. 9, 2021, Pennsylvania State Representative, Ed Gainey, the Democratic Party Candidate in the 2021 election for Mayor of Pittsburgh, speaks with people at a town hall style campaign event in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)

PITTSBURGH, Pa. (WKBN)- Pittsburgh just made history!

Democrat Ed Gainey will soon be the first black mayor of the city.

The five-term state House member won. He was heavily favored against Republican Tony Moreno.

Shouting to a crowd of supporters, Gainey had a message of unity.

He says they are quote: “one city, one Pittsburgh.”

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