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November elections see several changes in mayorship

2014-11-05 by Rachel Galton

Last week's elections saw a number of changes in leadership at the mayoral level across the country. Despite losing his status as mayor twice in the past due to felonies, Buddy Cianci independently managed to take 44% of the vote, but still was defeated by Democrat Jorge Elorza. In Oakland, California, councilwoman Libby Schaaf unseated incumbent Jean Quan in a 15-candidate race. Muriel Bowser easily unseated incumbent Vincent Gray in Washington, D.C. Several other local officials as well as policy initiatives were voted on last week, including a failed measure in Sacramento to move to a strong-mayor form of government. Read more here: http://www.governing.com/topics/elections/gov-cities-embrace-new-mayors-liberal-policies.html

 
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