Virg Bernero

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A woman who once interned for former Lansing Mayor Virg Bernero is suing him for sexual harassment and assault.

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Courtesy photo / Kathie Dunbar

The race for Lansing’s mayor took a couple of twists on Sunday. Former mayor Virg Bernero has ended his bid to return to city hall.


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Lansing City Councilmember Patricia Spitzley has formally announced her candidacy in this year’s mayoral election.

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Lansing Mayor Andy Schor has made official his plan to seek re-election. Schor was first elected to the city’s top job four years ago.

Former Lansing Mayor Virg Bernero has announced his run for a fourth term as Lansing's mayor.
Courtesy of Virg Bernero for Lansing

Former Lansing Mayor Virg Bernero is once again running to be the mayor of Michigan’s capital city.

 

In a letter obtained by WKAR, Bernero’s campaign announced his run for the 2021 mayoral election. Bernero served as Lansing’s mayor for three terms from 2006 to 2018. Bernero has also launched a campaign website.

Schor family on stage
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Lansing elected a new mayor in 2017, and Andy Schor will take the oath of office today.


Photos of Virg Bernero, Debbie Mikula, Tony Baltimore, Tim Daman and David Hollister.
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On Monday, Lansing will get its first new mayor in a dozen years when Andy Schor takes the oath of office. Virg Bernero’s 12 years in office will come to an end at 11:30 a.m. on New Years Day. Politicians have their supporters and they have their detractors, and Virg Bernero might have as wide a range of descriptions as anyone in Lansing history. While some admire his drive, others criticize his sometimes brusque demeanor. In anticipation of his departure from office, WKAR sought out a cross-section of the Lansing community to look back at Virg Bernero’s time as mayor.


Virg Bernero photo from CBS News
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Next Monday will be Virg Bernero’s last day as Mayor of Lansing. Today and tomorrow, WKAR will consider his legacy as he moves into private life. We begin today with a look at the way many will remember Virg Bernero: as America’s Angriest Mayor.


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Lansing mayor Virg Bernero talked with Morning Edition host Brooke Allen about what's left for him to do before leaving on January 1, 2018. 


Mayor-Elect Andy Schor on WKAR: "This Is The Next Lansing"

Nov 8, 2017
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Lansing mayor-elect and State Rep. Andy Schor talked with Brooke Allen on WKAR's "Morning Edition" on November 8, 2017. 


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