Monday, January 02, 2006

Jackson Sworn in As Cleveland Mayor

Former Cleveland City Council President Frank Jackson was sworn in as the 56th Mayor of the City of Cleveland on Monday after defeating incumbent Mayor Jane Campbell last November 54%-46%. Jackson faces tough challenges as he takes his new executive post, including a declining population rate in the city of Cleveland, high poverty, and a public education systemthat will see its reknown Superintendent Barbara-Byrd Bennett leaving soon. Jackson promised to make Cleveland "one community," but the challenges remain. Meanwhile, the defeated incumbent Jane Campbell took a temporary 4-month teaching position at Harvard University in Massachusetts where she will be teaching courses on politics.


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