Despite some criticism and a tough campaign, Braddock’s unconventional mayor won in Tuesday’s primary, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.
He captured 294 votes to his rival’s 103 votes.
“Mr. Fetterman’s detractors were vocal in their criticism of him, accusing him of trying to become ‘Braddock’s landlord,'” the Post-Gazette reported.
Fetterman has garnered loads of national media attention for a number of programs to help bring people and businesses to his beleaguered city.
However, some in the community criticized him “for failing to build consensus and for being ‘out of touch.'”
The mayor says he’s trying to put an end to the fighting. “I don’t want there to be anymore division,” he said. “It’s painful and it’s hurting the community.”