NewDEALers Rise to Higher Office

Idea Category: Smart Government

While 2019 may have been an “off-year” in the national political dialogue, NewDEAL Leaders continued to earn higher offices, including seven new mayors whose forward-looking visions and practical solutions for their communities resonated with Americans across the country. The most recent winner, Lauren McLean, who previously served as a city councilmember, will be sworn in Tuesday after defeating the city’s long-time incumbent in December. She joins Kate Gallego (Phoenix), Eric Johnson (Dallas), Leirion Gaylor Baird (Lincoln, NE), Quinton Lucas (Kansas City, MO), Steven Reed (Montgomery, AL) and Brandon Whipple (Wichita, KS), as NewDEALers elected mayor in the past year. The NewDEAL also congratulates former Albany Councilmember Dr. Dorcey Applyrs, who was sworn in as Chief City Auditor on January 1, having received an appointment by fellow NewDEALer Mayor Kathy Sheehan.

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