Pittsburgh mayoral election, 1957

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The Mayoral election of 1957 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania was held on Tuesday, November 5, 1957. The incumbent mayor, David Lawrence of the Democratic Party won an unprecedented fourth term. Lawrence defeated former Court of Common Pleas Judge John Drew. For the third straight election, the powerful mayor gained quiet support from the Republican business community for his urban renewal projects, which compromised the GOP candidate's position.

Pittsburgh mayoral election, 1957
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic David Lawrence 128,532 65.2
Republican John Drew 68,644 34.8
Turnout 197,176
Democratic hold Swing

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Preceded by
1953
Pittsburgh mayoral election
1957
Succeeded by
1959