Thursday, September 18, 2008

Cockrel Jr. Sworn In As Mayor of Detroit

Ken Cockrel Jr. was sworn in yesterday as the new mayor if Detroit, replacing the departed hip hop mayor, Kwame Kilpatrick. Cockrel Jr. states that his first orders of business will be to clean up the city's law and police departments in addition to attempting to balance the budget.

Cockrel jr. will have about 6 months to show the residents of Detroit that he's the man for the job, as new elections will be held in early 2009. The Detroit Free Press provides additional details on the transition of mayors in the Motor City.

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