Ed Gainey Wins Over Longtime State Rep. Joseph Preston

Gainey has run for the seat three times in the past.

Ed Gainey now has his old boss’ job in the 24th Legislative District.

According to unofficial election results, Gainey of Lincoln-Lemington, unseated the man he once worked for as an aide, State Rep. Joseph Preston, Jr. of East Liberty, who has been at the state House since 1983.

The 24th Legislative District area includes Homewood, East Liberty, Wilkinsburg and Lincoln-Lemington.

Gainey previously worked as an aide to Preston and this is the third time he is running against the incumbent, according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

Gainey serves as chairman of the Pittsburgh City Democratic Committee. 

Gainey's website states the following:

"Ed Gainey most recently worked as the Community Development Specialist for the City of Pittsburgh, where he had implemented several initiatives such as Business Seminars, Minority Media Initiative, Diversity Education for the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police, and The 52 Weeks of Peace Initiative.

"Ed collaborated with Building Bridges and Allegheny County of Minority, Women, and Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (MWDBE) to host several business seminars such as “How to Start a Business,” and “Business with Google.”  

"In addition, Ed hosted with the City of Pittsburgh’s Equal Opportunity Review Commission and Allegheny County MWDBE, two seminars that focused on City and County Demolition, Service, and Professional Service contracts.

Mr. Gainey collaborated with Minority Media to create the Minority Media Initiative (Initiative). This Initiative focused on building effective relationships between the Mayor’s office and Minority Media Vendors. The goals of the Initiative were, access to the City’s leadership, support minority media business development, support efforts to build sustainable relationships with Minority Media Vendors, the Greater Pittsburgh Business and Nonprofit communities.”

Charlene Anderson October 23, 2012 at 07:39 PM
Congratulations to a good man!
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Ed Gainey has been working hard to bring communities together. He will represent Pittsburgh and our community efforts well in Harrisburg. Congratulations.
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