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Charlottesville Has Its First African American Woman Mayor In Nikuyah Walker

Charlottesville Has Its First African American Woman Mayor In Nikuyah Walker

The Charlottesville City Council voted 4-1 on Tuesday to approve Nikuyah Walker (I) as mayor, largely a ceremonial title in the college town.

"I'm learning, this is all new, but again running a campaign was new, I have been successful", said Walker via NBC Charlottesville.

Kathy Galvin reminding the crowd that electing Walker and Hill, who don't have prior experience on council, is the same scenario the city faced when Mike Signer and Wes Bellamy were elected.

Walker said she had expressed her intent to not talk about council business before January 1, adding that Galvin had emailed her Monday and that she had responded to her. Walker told CBS19 News that she's up to the challenge. He said there had been "friction" and instances where staff reportedly said they felt overburdened by questions and requests from the council.

"I never looked at it as I'm above anyone else", said Walker.

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Galvin added: "In many ways, I think colleagues might have been relying on me in many instances, especially in regard to rezonings and planning issues, because I do so much work". News outlets report Walker will be the Virginia city's first black female mayor. The Daily Progress ran a story with anonymous City Hall sources under the headline "Walker's style of communication unabashedly aggressive" and referenced emails that Walker sent where she allegedly likened the council to "white people who closed schools after Brown vs". They debated about the symbolism of having two African American leaders in the community.

Bellamy promoted re-electing him as vice mayor and Walker as mayor.

Now, as 2018 rolls in, the city's leadership has changed hands.

Signer, who eventually voted for Walker, also had some concerns. Signer said this can't be the only factor in their decision.


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