Mayoral succession

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In his Jan. 24 letter to the editor, Jim Young asks us to “Get Over Luke.” I think we are all happy to look forward to a new mayor. But before we forget Mr. Ravenstahl, perhaps we should think about the process that made him mayor in the first place.

Right now, if Mayor Bill Peduto should, tragically, die in office, city councilman Bruce Kraus would become mayor and, given the power of the incumbency and the Democratic Party in Pittsburgh, could well be re-elected. Is this the best we can do?

Wouldn’t it be better to have someone elected citywide ready to take over?

Let’s fix this flaw in our city government before we forget about it.

JON WEBB
Squirrel Hill


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