By Jon Moss/Pittsburgh Union Progress
It was quite a night for Pittsburgh’s progressive community.
First, state Rep. Sara Innamorato beat a wide field — including a couple of establishment Pittsburgh politicians in John Weinstein and Michael Lamb — to win the Democratic nomination for Allegheny County executive, a win that likely means Innamorato will hold the seat once the dust settles after the November general election.
Equally huge: Matt Dugan, Allegheny County’s chief public defender, handily defeated District Attorney Steven Zappala for the Democratic nomination for that office, potentially denying Zappala a seventh term. It’s possible, however, that these two could tangle again in November, if Zappala wins the GOP nomination via write-in votes.
City Council races weren’t super close. And while in-person turnout was low, the interest in the primaries seemed to be off the charts.