|40th Mayor of Turin|
|Assumed office |
27 October 2021
|Preceded by||Chiara Appendino|
|Born||15 October 1975|
|Political party||Democratic Party|
|Alma mater||University of Turin|
Polytechnic University of Turin
Stefano Lo Russo (born 15 October 1975) is an Italian academic and politician, incumbent mayor of Turin.
His father comes frome Foggia and his mother from Villafranca Piemonte. University professor of applied geology at the Polytechnic of Turin, he entered the city council of Turin for the first time in 2006, elected on the Olive Tree list. Re-elected in 2011 with the Democratic Party, he then assumes the position of party group leader; in 2013 he became councilor for urban planning in the junta led by Piero Fassino. In 2016, after the victory of Chiara Appendino, he returned to occupy the role of party group leader of the Democratic Party.
Mayor of Turin
In 2021, after winning the centre-left internal primary, he ranks as mayor of his city in view of the local elections. After obtaining 43.9% in the first round, he was elected in the run-off on October 18 with 59.23% of the votes against the centre-right challenger Paolo Damilano. He was inaugurated October 27, 2021.
- "Stefano Lo Russo, il prof che ha convinto anche il Pd". Agenzia Nazionale Stampa Associata. 18 October 2021. Retrieved 20 October 2021.
- "Primarie centrosinistra a Torino: Lo Russo vince di neanche 300 voti, Tresso sfiora l'impresa. Affluenza flop: solo 11 mila votanti". La Stampa. 13 June 2021. Retrieved 20 October 2021.
- "Lo Russo nuovo sindaco di Torino: "Da tanti anni il centrosinistra non era così unito". Lo sconfitto Damilano: "La città non ha voluto lottare"". La Repubblica. 18 October 2021. Retrieved 20 October 2021.
- "Si è insediato il nuovo sindaco di Torino Stefano Lo Russo: "Far ripartire Torino, questo è il mandato che ci è stato consegnato"". Quotidiano Piemontese (in Italian). 2021-10-27. Retrieved 2021-11-09.