Pittsburgh Mayoral Race 2017

The Big List of when and where you can meet Pittsburgh’s mayoral candidates

Get some face time with Darlene Harris, Bill Peduto and John Welch ahead of the May 16 primary.

Mayor Bill Peduto, Rev. John C. Welch and Councilwoman Darlene Harris during a mayoral debate in Shadyside.

Mayor Bill Peduto, Rev. John C. Welch and Councilwoman Darlene Harris during a mayoral debate in Shadyside.

Jasmine Goldband / The Incline
MJ Slaby

Updated, 2:52 p.m. May 9

There’s less than a month to decide — who should be the Democratic candidate for mayor of Pittsburgh and run unopposed in November?

To make sure you can ask your questions of the candidates (yes, you!), The Incline has pulled together a list of mayoral debates, forums and campaign events before the May 16 primary, where you can see councilmember Darlene Harris, incumbent Mayor Bill Peduto and Rev. John Welch.

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We’ll keep updating the calendar as we hear about more events. Let us know if we’ve missed one: tips@theincline.com.

Debates and forums

Watch the candidates in a live TV debate

What WTAE partnered with The League of Women Voters of Greater Pittsburgh for a live TV debate. The event will air commercial-free on WTAE and will be streamed live online. It will air again at 5 p.m. Saturday on WTAE.
Where on WTAE
When April 19, 2017 at 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Five community groups are hosting this forum

What This mayoral discussion is hosted by the Black Political Empowerment Project, the League of Women Voters of Greater Pittsburgh, the Urban League of Greater Pittsburgh, the W. Pa. Black Political Assembly and Pittsburgh Justice Collaborative.
Where First Unitarian Church at 605 Morewood Ave. (Shadyside)
When April 27, 2017 at 6:00 pm

Hear candidates’ views on hunger and poverty

What Candidates will answer questions about their plans and goals around healthy food access and economic equality. Pittsburgh Food Policy Council and Just Harvest are hosting.
Where Brookline Teen Outreach at 520 Brookline Blvd. (Brookline)
When May 2, 2017 at 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Hear the candidates discuss business in Pittsburgh

What Hear from mayoral candidates, as well as city and county council candidates. Bring your questions about small business advancement and economic development. RSVP by May 1.
Where Rivers Club at 301 Grant St.; Suite 411 (Downtown)
When May 3, 2017 at 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Hear what candidates want for young people in Pittsburgh

What Listen to the candidates' policies and visions, and ask questions at this forum followed by a reception and civic engagement fair. The event is hosted by PUMP, Urban League Young Professionals, University of Pittsburgh Graduate School for Public and International Affairs, WESA/WYEP Generation Listen, and The Pittsburgh Spot.
Where Rodef Shalom Congregation at 4905 Fifth Ave. (Shadyside)
When May 4, 2017 at 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm
How much Online registration required

Mayoral Forum presented by The Incline and 90.5 WESA

What Hear Democratic mayoral hopefuls Darlene Harris, Bill Peduto and John Welch discuss their plans for Pittsburgh. This forum will be moderated by The Incline's Sarah Anne Hughes and WESA's Mark Nootbaar. Doors open at 6:30 and close at 6:55 due to broadcast.
Where Community Broadcast Center at 67 Bedford Square (South Side Flats)
When May 9, 2017 at 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
How much Free

Continue the conversation after hearing from mayoral candidates

What Can’t make it to The Incline and WESA's mayoral forum tonight? Want to continue the conversation? Listen live on 90.5 FM and then join us at Local Bar + Kitchen (upstairs) for an after-party from 8 to 10 p.m. featuring $3 domestic draft beers and $6 flatbreads.
Where Local Bar + Kitchen at 1515 East Carson St. (South Side Flats)
When May 9, 2017 at 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm
How much Free

Campaign events

Volunteer and meet candidates endorsed by the Democratic committee

What Attend the first Democratic Volunteer Summit to join community groups that formed in response to President Trump and the GOP agenda. Meet the candidates endorsed by the Allegheny County Democratic Committee, including incumbent Mayor Bill Peduto. The event is open to registered Democrats in southwestern Pennsylvania.
Where IBEW Local 5 at 5 Hot Metal St. (South Side)
When April 23, 2017 at 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm
How much Registration required

Wednesdays with Welch

What Stop by to meet John Welch at his campaign headquarters on Wednesdays. (This event was canceled for May 3 and 10 due to the forum schedule, per Welch's campaign.)
Where Welch campaign headquarters at 5112 Penn Ave. (Garfield)
When April 26, 2017 at 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm