Luke Ravenstahl

American politician

Luke Robert Ravenstahl (born February 6, 1980) is an American politician. He was the 59th Mayor of Pittsburgh from 2006 until 2014. A Democrat, he became the youngest mayor in Pittsburgh's history in September 2006 at the age of 26.[2] He was among the youngest mayors of a major city in American history.[3]

Luke Ravenstahl
Ravenstahl speaking to the AFL-CIO, 2009
59th Mayor of Pittsburgh
In office
September 1, 2006 – January 6, 2014
Preceded byBob O'Connor
Succeeded byBill Peduto
President of the Pittsburgh City Council
In office
December 6, 2005[1] – September 1, 2006
Preceded byGene Ricciardi
Succeeded byDoug Shields
Member of the Pittsburgh City Council from the 1st District
In office
January 5, 2004 – September 1, 2006
Preceded byBarbara Burns
Succeeded byDarlene Harris
Personal details
Luke Robert Ravenstahl

(1980-02-06) February 6, 1980 (age 44)
Troy Hill, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic
Spouse(s)Erin Lynn Feith (2004-2011)
Alma materWashington & Jefferson College


  1. Boren, Jeremy (December 6, 2005). "Ravenstahl elected city council president". The Pittsburgh Tribune. Retrieved January 1, 2012.[permanent dead link]
  2. Roddy, Dennis B. (September 1, 2006). "Ravenstahl sworn in as Pittsburgh mayor". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Retrieved January 1, 2007.
  3. Highfield, David (September 4, 2006). "Ravenstahl Among Youngest Mayors Ever". KDKA-TV. Archived from the original on September 27, 2007. Retrieved January 1, 2007.

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