Elections

Western PA Mayor Beats Incumbent Lieutenant Governor


John Fetterman and Gov. Tom Wolf at an event earlier this year.
Credit: Fetterman For Lieutenant Governor

The mayor of a Pittsburgh-area former steel town will be the Democratic candidate for lieutenant governor.

Braddock Mayor John Fetterman surpassed incumbent Lt. Gov. Mike Stack in Tuesday’s vote.

Stack was embroiled in a scandal last year when Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf stripped him and his wife of state staff and a security detail after allegations that they mistreated them. Leading up to the election, Wolf distanced himself from his former running made.

Fetterman lost his 2016 bid for Senate but remained popular among Democrats.

Stack is the first incumbent lieutenant governor to lose in the primary election.

On the Republican side, Republican Jeff Bartos won his party’s nomination.


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Tom Sofield

Tom Sofield

Tom Sofield has covered news in Bucks County for five years for both newspaper and online publications. In 2012, Tom was honored at the Pennsylvania Newspaper Association Foundation's Keystone Press Awards for his coverage of President Obama's visit to Falls Township in 2011. When he's not covering news in the area, Tom enjoys checking out the newest restaurants and bars, exploring forgotten places of industry in the area, going to local parks and spending time with his friends and family. If there's one thing you should know about Tom, he is a local news junkie through and through. Email: tom@newtownpanow.com Phone: 215-431-1001