TribLIVE

| Home


 
Larger text Larger text Smaller text Smaller text | Order Photo Reprints

Pittsburgh City Council's Peduto may vie for mayor

Daily Photo Galleries

Friday, Nov. 30, 2012, 12:01 a.m.
 

Pittsburgh Councilman Bill Peduto appears poised to formally announce next month that he will run for mayor.

Peduto promised Twitter followers on Thursday that he would make a “very special announcement ... that you absolutely won't want to miss” at his holiday party Dec. 13 in the Strip District.

Reached by the Tribune-Review, Peduto was coy: “I'm just saying it's going to be a very special announcement.”

At his party last year, Peduto said he hoped to announce his intention to run for mayor this year. His candidacy took on an air of inevitably in the past week when he blanketed voters with fliers seeking money and volunteers for his would-be campaign.

Peduto, 48, of Point Breeze would oppose incumbent Mayor Luke Ravenstahl and Pittsburgh Controller Michael Lamb in the May 21 Democratic primary. Ravenstahl, 32, of Summer Hill and Lamb, 50, of Mt. Washington have said they will run.

Pennsylvania Auditor General Jack Wagner, 64, of Beechview said he is seriously considering whether to enter the race.

Peduto announced this week that he will not seek re-election to his council seat.

Bob Bauder is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 412-765-2312 or bbauder@tribweb.com.

 

 

 
 


Show commenting policy

Most-Read Stories

  1. Tire comes off, hits oncoming car, kills 1 on Route 28
  2. City Christmas tree lighting kicks off Light-Up Night festivities
  3. Clairton wins 11th WPIAL football championship
  4. Plum man killed in Saltsburg Road rollover
  5. Play of nose tackles could have impact on Steelers’ stretch run
  6. WPIAL’s Top 10 football champions of all time
  7. Pirates cut ties with Davis, clearing path for Alvarez to play first base
  8. 6 shot at Clairton speakeasy; police seek suspects
  9. Starkey: Pens move on with, without Dupuis
  10. First Draft: Leave the wine corked and serve beer for Thanksgiving
  11. Westmoreland County sheriff won’t alter staffing as cash runs out
Subscribe today! Click here for our subscription offers.