Melissa Mark-Viverito becomes Speaker of City Council

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mark viveritoJanuary 8, 2014- DNAinfo reports, “City Councilwoman Melissa Mark-Viverito was elected the new Speaker of the New York City Council on Wednesday in a unanimous vote, making her the first Latina to achieve the post and putting to rest a sometimes bitter battle over the position. Her chief opponent, Daniel Garodnick, conceded his bid after entering the council chambers, where he approached Mark-Viverito, hugged her, and told her “congratulations,” drawing applause from the membership.”

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