Congratulations, Pittsburgh, you have a new mayor!
Congratulations, Bill Peduto, it's you!
The Pittsburgh twittersphere has been such a buzzy place since yesterday because of it. Albeit the outcome was not at all surprising, it felt like Pittsburghers' ideas and hopes that have been in hiding during the Ravenstahl administration, got suddenly unleashed.
Bill Peduto's supporters went like this:
And said things like this:
Congrats to @billpeduto on his victory! Keep Pittsburgh movin' and groovin' in the right direction.— Vinnie Richichi (@nyvinnie) November 6, 2013
And some were looking at their laptops and went like this:
And some others took it to a whole new level and welcomed him to the mayor's seat at his door, quite literally:
What I returned to last night, errr... early this morning :) pic.twitter.com/nT5LAO1Us1— bill peduto (@billpeduto) November 6, 2013
There were a lot of congratulatory tweets sent to @billpeduto last night, but Pittsburghers were not limiting themselves to pleasantries. Messages like, "Congrats! Now get to work! And I have lots of ideas where you should start!" were aplenty.
Here are some of them:
Hope @BillPeduto appoints cabinet that looks like Pittsburgh - 50%+ women.— Jeanne Clark (@JeanneKCC) November 6, 2013
I hope the search for a DPW director gets at least a decent percentage of the effort spent on Police Chief. @billpeduto— ilikesleep (@ilikesleep) November 6, 2013
@billpeduto congrats Mayor Peduto. I hope you can bring our fair city out of the dark, financial ruin and corruption its found itself in.— Medina Menozzi (@Medina_Menozzi) November 6, 2013
They were those who reminded him of his promises made:
Mayor-elect @billpeduto wins 100% of South Oakland vote after promising to repave uneven death-trap sidewalks on Atwood.— Souf Oaklin fo' Life (@Souf_Oaklin) November 6, 2013
Some cautionary notes
And then there were suggestions for some specific and immediate change...
@billpeduto you better change your twitter bio to "Mayor-Elect of Pittsburgh" now!— *Scott Friedman (@ScottRFriedman) November 6, 2013
Also it looks like the Peduto magic has already started working, as noted by our own Heather Schmelzlen:
High of 68 today in Pittsburgh. I can only assume @billpeduto has an in with Mother Nature.— Heather Schmelzlen (@anchorlines) November 6, 2013
As for the future, Bill Peduto, please just make Pittsburgh even more awesome than it is...
...just like that, k? Thx.