An Amazing Night.
Democratic Mayors played an integral role in the 2012 elections, and it was noticed and appreciated.
Mayors worked tirelessly and in unprecedented ways. In Charlotte, Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa chaired the Democratic National Convention, Mayor Julian Castro became the first Latino Mayor in history to give the Keynote Speech, and an historic eight Democratic Mayors spoke.
Mayors toured battleground states by bus, visited college campuses, hosted debate watch parties, engaged via social media, spoke at gatherings and rallies across America, wrote opinion pieces for newspapers, gave statements and interviews in English, Spanish and other languages, and canvassed on the phone and door to door.
This was a big night across the board for Democrats.
In Mayoral Races:
* Mayor Kip Holden was elected to a third term in Baton Rouge, LA.
* Mayor Bill Euille was re-elected for another term in Alexandria, VA.
* Mayor Dwight Jones was re-elected for another term in Richmond, VA.
* Mayor John Hieftje was re-elected Mayor in Ann Arbor, MI.
* Former Congressman and now Mayor-Elect Bob Filner won his bid for Mayor in San Diego, CA.
* Mayor-elect Billy Kenoi was elected Mayor of Hilo, HI
* Mayor-elect Kirk Caldwell was elected Mayor of Honolulu, HI
* Mayor-elect Dennis Williams was elected as a successor to Mayor Baker in Wilmington, DE.
* Mayor-elect Charlie Hales was elected as a successor to Mayor Sam Adams in Portland, OR.
In Congressional Races:
* Former Providence Mayor and now Congressman David Cicilline was re-elected for a second term in Rhode Island.
* Former West Palm Beach Mayor Lois Frankel won her bid for a U.S. House Seat in Florida.
* Former Mayor/Governor/DNC Chair Tim Kaine won election to the U.S. Senate in Virginia.
Congratulations to all! And thank you for all you did!
Mayor of Minneapolis
President, National Conference of Democratic Mayors