PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Tony Moreno may still have a shot at becoming Pittsburgh’s next mayor.
However, that shot would mean he would have to cross party lines and run as a Republican.READ MORE: Pittsburgh Public Schools Looking For Solutions To Bus Driver Shortage
Initial results from Allegheny County show that Moreno received 1,379 write-in votes from Republican primary voters.
That means he has enough votes to appear on the Republican line in the general election and challenge Democratic nominee Ed Gainey.READ MORE: Juneteenth Celebrations Planned Across The Pittsburgh Region
Moreno is a retired Pittsburgh Police officer and U.S. Army veteran.
As mayor, Moreno says he would prioritize public works, public safety, and improve police-community relations.
Moreno would have the chance to make those changes if he accepts the Republican nomination and runs for mayor.MORE NEWS: Live! Casino Pittsburgh Gearing Up For Summerfest Live
However, it is not known if he will make that decision and continue his candidacy.