A Recap of Tuesday’s Elections

Mayor+Bill+Peduto
Back to Article
Back to Article

A Recap of Tuesday’s Elections

Mayor Bill Peduto

Mayor Bill Peduto

Mayor Bill Peduto

Mayor Bill Peduto

Hang on for a minute...we're trying to find some more stories you might like.


Email This Story






Tuesday, November 7th, many excited Pittsburgh Public students took a mid-week break. But Tuesday was not just a day for teachers to learn and students to relax; Tuesday was an election day for the United States. Although it wasn’t a presidential election what happened Tuesday was still important. Here in Pittsburgh there was only one contested local seat. Democrat Anthony Coghill beat Republican Cletus Cibrone-Abate to win a seat on the city council. The rest of the Council stays in the control of the Democratic party as it has for the past 50 years. In the larger state elections. most seats remained unchanged except for Republican Sallie Mundy who narrowly beat former Steelers player Dwayne Woodruff for a Supreme Court Justice seat.

Outside of the state New York City Mayor Bill De Blasio became the first Democrat in 40 years to win reelection to the mayoral spot and across the Hudson River Phil Murphy won the New Jersey Gubernatorial Election. Murphy beat Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno for the position. Murphy is a former ambassador to Germany and a member of the Democratic Party.

Finally, the big election on Tuesday was the Virginia gubernatorial race. Since the Virginia gubernatorial election is always a year after the presidential election and the state is a swing state, the results are a good indicator of the current political climate. This year the election was won by Lt. Governor Ralph Northam. Northam is a member of the Democratic Party, although he is moderate. Interestingly, Northam won by a larger margin than Hillary Clinton. His victory indicates that many people are disappointed with the current political situation in the country. 

Although not as flashy or as publicized as the presidential election, Tuesday was a demonstration of democracy in action and shows the importance of any type of election.

Print Friendly, PDF & Email
Navigate Left
  • A Recap of Tuesday’s Elections

    All Posts

    Peabody Class of 1974 Visits Obama for 45th Reunion

  • A Recap of Tuesday’s Elections

    All Posts

    The Problem with Dress Codes

  • A Recap of Tuesday’s Elections

    All Posts

    Obama Seniors on Their Last Year of High School

  • A Recap of Tuesday’s Elections

    Creative Writing

    Hear Me Out

  • A Recap of Tuesday’s Elections

    All Posts

    Youth Participatory Budget Council Presents Proposal on Gentrification to City Council

  • A Recap of Tuesday’s Elections

    All Posts

    Obama Baseball Wins Walk-Off Thriller

  • A Recap of Tuesday’s Elections

    All Posts

    UPMC-Highmark Consent Decree: Where We Stand

  • A Recap of Tuesday’s Elections

    All Posts

    Summer Lee Announces Police Reform Proposals in Response to Shootings, Protests

  • A Recap of Tuesday’s Elections

    All Posts

    Obama YAG Wins Big at Model Convention

  • A Recap of Tuesday’s Elections

    All Posts

    Senior of the week: Jason Thomas

  • A Recap of Tuesday’s Elections

    All Posts

    A Day After Protests, Students Share Why They Didn’t Go

  • A Recap of Tuesday’s Elections

    All Posts

    Who Will be the Democratic Presidential Candidate in 2020?

  • A Recap of Tuesday’s Elections

    All Posts

    Michael Rosfeld’s Acquittal is Just Another in a Long Line of Abuses of Power

  • A Recap of Tuesday’s Elections

    All Posts

    Michael Rosfeld Acquitted on All Charges for the Killing of Antwon Rose II

  • A Recap of Tuesday’s Elections

    All Posts

    Senior of the Week: Mya Young

  • A Recap of Tuesday’s Elections

    All Posts

    “Savior Samuel” Celebrates 15th Anniversary of Pittsburgh Playwrights Theater Company

  • A Recap of Tuesday’s Elections

    All Posts

    Dr. Knox and Mr. Mal

  • A Recap of Tuesday’s Elections

    All Posts

    Senior of the Week: Raven Haston

  • A Recap of Tuesday’s Elections

    All Posts

    Northside Chronicle Editor Ashlee Green on Hyper-Local Journalism

  • A Recap of Tuesday’s Elections

    All Posts

    The Green Book

  • A Recap of Tuesday’s Elections

    All Posts

    Why Going BPA-Free Might Not Be As Great As You Think

  • A Recap of Tuesday’s Elections

    All Posts

    Senior of the Week Talaya Caldwell

  • A Recap of Tuesday’s Elections

    All Posts

    Responses to The Hate U Give

  • A Recap of Tuesday’s Elections

    All Posts

    Black Life

  • A Recap of Tuesday’s Elections

    All Posts

    Senior of the Week: Ava Eckenrode

  • A Recap of Tuesday’s Elections

    All Posts

    Senior of the Week: Ta’Shown Taylor

  • A Recap of Tuesday’s Elections

    All Posts

    Students Frustrated by New Bus Pass Failures

  • A Recap of Tuesday’s Elections

    All Posts

    LeadYoung Initiative: Sophie Levitt

  • A Recap of Tuesday’s Elections

    All Posts

    Reflecting on the Life of Jonathan Freeman

  • A Recap of Tuesday’s Elections

    All Posts

    Author, Harvard Professor Jill Lepore on the Historical Record and the Direction of the Future

Navigate Right
Pittsburgh Barack Obama Academy of International Studies
A Recap of Tuesday’s Elections