This isn’t much of a surprise. Do you think he’ll be a good county exec?
Rich Fitzgerald easily defeated his Republican challenger, D. Raja, Tuesday in the race to be Allegheny County’s third chief executive.
In a confrontation of two business owners, the former president of county council capitalized on his experience in county government and the Democratic Party’s large registration edge to a lead of roughly 2-to-1. He will succeed incumbent Dan Onorato, the unsuccessful Democratic nominee for governor last year, who chose not to seek a third term.
The winner said the results vindicated the economic policies he has championed alongside Mr. Onorato.
“We’ve turned a corner in this county; we’ve turned a corner in this region,” Mr. Fitzgerald said.
Nice words, but given the unemployment rate, I don’t think that’s true at all.