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Outgoing Lansing Mayor Bernero "Not Surprised" By Election

Virg Bernero photo
W.R. Richards
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Lansing mayor Virg Bernero said he is not surprised that State Rep. Andy Schor was elected as the next mayor on Tuesday night.

Speaking at a watch party at Los Rancheros in Lansing, Bernero said he looking forward to working with Mayor-elect Schor.

"I'm looking forward to a very successful transition," said Bernero. "I think Lansing is headed in the right direction in a lot of ways. Of course we have challenges like a lot of cities do in Michigan and around the country. But all of the train lines - most of the train lines are headed in the right direction."

In February, Bernero announced he would not seek re-election after serving as mayor for 12 years.

Bernero's term as mayor of Lansing experies on January 1, 2018.

Karel Vega served as radio news managing editor at WKAR from 2020 to 2023.
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