Luke Ravenstahl was sworn in today as the 59th Mayor of Pittsburgh. The ceremony took place in the Mayor’s Conference Room. Mayor Ravenstahl succeeds Bob O’Connor who passed away after a courageous battle with primary central nervous system lymphoma.
Ravenstahl became the Mayor after swearing the oath of office administered by Judge Robert Gallo, witnessed by his wife, Erin, and mother Cindy.
“It is difficult to find the proper words to express our emotions at this time. Bob O’Connor was our beloved friend and colleague. His actions, deeds and accomplishments serve as a model to all of us,” Luke said.
In his first official act, Mayor Ravenstahl ordered the City flag at all City locations to be flown at half mast and declared the City in a state of mourning.
“We join Judy O’Connor and her family in their time of grief and offer our prayers and support as we mourn our friend and celebrate his life and career of helping others.”
Mayor Ravenstahl was elected to Pittsburgh City Council on November 4, 2003, based on his pledge to provide the ideas, initiative and leadership necessary to make Pittsburgh a more vibrant city for both young and old. He became President of City Council in December 2005. An accomplished student athlete, he graduated with honors from Washington and Jefferson with a degree in Business Administration. Luke and his wife Erin live in the Summer Hill section of Pittsburgh.
Friday, September 1, 2006
Office of Mayor Luke Ravenstahl
512 City County Building | 414 Grant Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
telephone: 412-255-2626 | facsimile: 412-255-2687