1965 Pittsburgh mayoral election


Pittsburgh mayoral election, 1965
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Nominee Joseph M. Barr Vince Rovitto
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 118,936 62,586
Percentage 65.5% 34.5%

Mayor before election

Joseph M. Barr

Elected Mayor

Joseph M. Barr

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


  • "Republican mayoral candidates through the years". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. 7 November 2007. Retrieved 18 September 2009.

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