Toni Harp Sworn In As New Haven Mayor

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After twenty years, there is a new mayor in New Haven. Toni Harp was sworn into the office Wednesday afternoon. Harp will serve as the city’s 50th mayor. She is the second African-American and the first woman to lead the city.

“I am so grateful for the enthusiastic involvement of so many residents and welcome their continuing engagement,” Harp told a room full of supporters.

Mayor Harp’s inauguration was held at the Hill Regional Career High School, a building designed by her late husband, former real estate developer Wendell Harp.

Toni Harp took the oath of office surrounded by her three children.

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