Gina Gregory Named City Council President

Gina Gregory Named City Council President

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This was a bit of a surprise.  Fred Richardson is the current council VP and has more seniority than Gina Gregory but apparently Gina was the consensus pick.  Gregory was sworn in and also unanimously voted council president.  This was after more than an hour in closed door executive session where council members aired out their debate.  In the end Gina was the pick but they wouldn't talk about their deliberations.  Her pick is notable because it makes her the first woman president of the city council. 

“Sure it's gratifying to be the first woman president to be in any leadership position but it's about more than that it's about leadership, it's about the qualifications to be the president and I just happen to be a woman,” says Gregory.  Richardson is still the council vice president he got six yes votes and Bess Rich abstained. She said the voters in her district wanted someone new in that spot which is why she abstained.

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