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Pittsburgh Councilwoman Darlene Harris concedes to Bobby Wilson, other incumbents win

Bob Bauder
Bobby Wilson is challenging incumbent Pittsburgh Councilwoman Darlene Harris in the Democratic primary.

A medical researcher from Pittsburgh’s Spring Hill neighborhood appears to have ousted incumbent City Councilwoman Darlene Harris in Tuesday’s Democratic primary.

Harris, who was seeking her fourth term, conceded the race to Bobby Wilson, 36, shortly before 9:30 p.m.

With 100% of precincts reporting as of 11 p.m., Wilson had collected 57% of the votes counted compared with Harris’ 32% and challenger Mark Brentley Sr.’s 10% in Council District 1, unofficial tallies showed.

Three other incumbents won and one was unopposed.

In District 9, incumbent Councilman Ricky Burgess of North Point Breeze won with 38% of the votes with 100% of precincts reporting to lead a five-person field. Kierran Young, 26, of Stanton Heights was in second place, with about 29% of the votes, the resulted showed.

Council President Bruce Kraus of the South Side won in a three-way field in District 3, having collected 54% of the votes with 100% of precincts reporting.

In District 7, Councilwoman Deb Gross of Highland Park won with 59% of the votes in a two-way race, unofficial tallies showed.

Corey O’Connor of Swisshelm Park was unopposed in District 5.

No Republicans were on the primary ballot.

Council members serve four years and are paid $68,066 in 2019.

Bob Bauder is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Bob at 412-765-2312, [email protected] or via Twitter .

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