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Biskupski officially mayor of Salt Lake City
2015-11-18

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The capital of Utah has officially elected its first openly LGBT mayor.

A final vote count done Nov. 17 showed that lesbian Jackie Biskupski defeated incumbent Mayor Ralph Becker. She will take over the post in January.

The official canvass showed Biskupski receiving 19,896 votes to Becker's 18,702—or 51.5 percent to 48.5 percent, The Salt Lake Tribune noted. The unofficial vote count Nov. 3 had Biskupski beating Becker 52.1 percent to 47.8 percent.

In an impromptu news conference, Biskupski congratulated the mayor for his eight years in office. "I am grateful to Mayor Becker for his years of service," she said. "His actions and programs have benefited Salt Lake City."


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