New York City officially has a new mayor! Former President Bill Clinton administered the oath of office to Bill de Blasio at City Hall on Wednesday, officially cementing his title as the 109th mayor.
“I strongly endorse Bill de Blasio’s core campaign commitment that we have to have a city of shared opportunities, shared prosperity, shared responsibilities,” Clinton said moments before the ceremony.
De Blasio has a longstanding history with the former President and his wife, Hillary Clinton. He previously served as the Department of Housing and Urban Development regional director under Bill Clinton, and as campaign manager for Hillary Clinton’s New York Senate campaign in 2000.
“It’s been a great joy for Hillary and me to see the Mayor’s progress,” added Clinton.
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