Pittsburgh mayoral election, 1965

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The Mayoral election of 1965 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania was held on Tuesday, November 2, 1965. The incumbent mayor, Joe Barr of the Democratic Party was victorious for his second term.

A total of 184,604 votes were cast. The 1965 race marks the last time that a Republican candidate was marginally competitive, as Barr defeated attorney Vince Rovitto by only about a 25% margin of victory. Subsequent Republicans have generally failed to achieve 30% of the total vote.

Pittsburgh mayoral election, 1965
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Joe Barr 109,947 62.5
Republican Vince Rovitto 65,969 37.5
Turnout 175,915
Democratic hold Swing


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Pittsburgh mayoral election
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