Election Day means the election of the mayor of Pittsburgh for the next four years. The candidates were incumbent Luke Ravenstahl, Kevin Acklin, and Franco “Dok” Harris. The candidate that received the majority of votes was Luke Ravenstahl, though by less of a margin than in 2007. In 2007, he was elected to finish the late Bob O’Connor’s term in office after O’Connor died of a rare brain cancer mere months into his term.
Percentage of votes for Ravenstahl: 55
Approximate percentage of votes for Harris: 25
Approximate proportion of votes for Acklin: 20
Percentage of responding precincts: 100
Sources: www.pittnews.com/article/2009/11/03/ravenstahl-re-elected-pittsburghs-mayor (University of Pittsburgh News), kdka.com/local/Luke.Ravenstahl.mayor.2.1290251.html, www.thepittsburghchannel.com/politics/21505979/detail.html