TribLIVE

| Politics


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

Pittsburgh's Democratic mayor earns Republican nomination

Monday, June 8, 2009
 

Pittsburgh Mayor Luke Ravenstahl received enough write-in votes from city Republicans to win the GOP's nomination, according to Allegheny County Board of Elections officials who certified the vote today.

Ravenstahl, 29, of Summer Hill received 607 write-in votes for the Republican nomination. Ravenstahl is a Democrat. He defeated two candidates in the May 19 Democratic primary with 59 percent of the vote.

The mayor accepts the Republican nomination in the Nov. 3 general election, said campaign spokesman Paul McKrell. That means Ravenstahl will be listed as both the Democratic and Republican nominee on the ballot.

Ravenstahl will face at least one candidate in the November election: Kevin Acklin, 33, of Squirrel Hill, a Harvard-educated attorney who is running as an independent.

The runner-up in the Republican write-in contest was Josh Wander, 38, of Squirrel Hill.

Wander, a Republican, launched a write-in campaign four days before the primary. He received 189 votes. A write-in candidate needs at least 250 votes to qualify for the nomination.

Ravenstahl's Democratic challengers, Councilman Patrick Dowd, 41, of Highland Park, and Carmen Robinson, 40, of the Hill District, received a combined 203 write-in votes.

 

 

 
 


Show commenting policy

Most-Read Stories

  1. Comeau’s hat trick leads Penguins; Crosby reaches career points
  2. Pitt routs Kansas State to finish 3rd at Maui Invitational
  3. PIT wants non-passengers allowed past security to shop
  4. Steelers’ backups Archer, Harris ready to run
  5. Defying the odds makes this Thanksgiving particularly poignant
  6. Pregnant woman struck by van in North Side dies; doctors save baby
  7. Starkey: Rutherford will add when timing’s right
  8. Steelers notebook: Roethlisberger says Saints game is ‘must win’
  9. Prison phone cost to drop 70% in Pa.
  10. Fewer adults smoking, U.S. survey finds
  11. Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank adds chief financial officer Lutovsky
Subscribe today! Click here for our subscription offers.