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On Tuesday, May 16, local voters will be participating in a variety of primary elections, voting on races including Pittsburgh mayor, city council and school board, as well as for Allegheny County council and judges.The general election will occur on Tuesday, November 7.Follow 90.5 WESA's coverage below.

GOP Incumbent Keeps Pennsylvania Supreme Court Seat

Matt Rourke
Pennsylvania Supreme Court justice Sallie Mundy was reelected to her post on the state's highest court.

A Republican justice is keeping her seat on Pennsylvania's highest court, earning a 10-term after being appointed last year.

Justice Sallie Mundy held off Allegheny County Judge Dwayne Woodruff on Tuesday in what was the most closely watched race in the off-year election. Woodruff is a former Pittsburgh Steeler.

The result means the court's partisan balance remains five Democrats and two Republicans. Two other justices won up-or-down retention contests.

Voters are also giving their approval to a constitutional amendment that could eventually lead to property tax cuts.

Three hours after the polls closed, results were too close to call in contested judicial races for state Superior and Commonwealth courts.