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Pittsburgh mayoral election, 2005

The Mayoral election of 2005 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania was held on Tuesday, November 8, 2005. The incumbent mayor, Tom Murphy of the Democratic Party chose not to run for what would have been a record fourth straight term.

Democratic primary

Longtime City Councilman Bob O'Connor, who was defeated in the Democratic primary for mayor in the previous two elections, won nearly half the vote in a four-way contest. With outgoing executive Murphy deeply unpopular due to a 2003 budgetary crisis, O'Connor, a heated Murphy rival, emerged as the top candidate. His victory came against his legislative partner Bill Peduto, City Controller Michael Lamb, and former Allegheny County Councilman Louis "Hop" Kenrick.
2005 Pittsburgh mayoral election, Democratic primary
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Bob O'Connor 28,344 48.3
Democratic Bill Peduto 14,179 24.1
Democratic Michael Lamb 13,104 22.3
Democratic Hop Kenrick 1,818 3.1
Total votes 57,442 100

General election

The general election was uncompetitive, as is the standard in heavily Democratic Pittsburgh, as O'Connor won by 40 points against Republican attorney Joe Weinroth. A total of 59,961 votes were cast.

Pittsburgh mayoral election, 2005[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Bob O'Connor 40,226 67.0
Republican Joe Weinroth 16,321 27.2
Turnout 59,961
Democratic hold Swing


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