Democrats Aftab Pureval of Cincinnati and Ed Gainey of Pittsburgh have grow to be their metropolis’s first Asian Pacific mayor and Black mayor, respectively, per the Cincinnati Enquirer and Pittsburgh’s WTAE.
What’s extra, Pureval, who defeated longtime Cincinnati politician David Mann, will now be the solely Asian Pacific mayor within the Midwest, per the Enquirer.
“We made historical past in Cincinnati,” Pureval instructed supporters after his win.
In Pittsburgh, Gainey had beforehand “made headlines” after defeating incumbent Mayor Invoice Peduto in a major Democratic main upset, writes WTAE. And on Tuesday, the state consultant sailed to victory over Republican and retired Pittsburgh police officer Tony Moreno within the municipal election, per the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
“Let me inform you why that is lovely: since you proved that we will have a metropolis for all,” Gainey said to supporters as his win was clinched. “You proved that everyone can change. We all know how individuals have talked about Pittsburgh and talked about how segregated it’s, however immediately, you modified that.”
https://theweek.com/politics/1006742/cincinnati-and-pittsburghs-mayoral-races-both-made-history | Cincinnati and Pittsburgh’s mayoral races each made historical past