Elementary Student is Golden Valley Mayor-For-A-Day
Golden Valley Mayor Shep Harris stepped down Friday. But only temporarily.
His abdication made way for second grader Justin Berg, who won a chance to be Mayor for a Day at a fundraiser for his school.
As part of his introduction to city politics, Justin got a tour of City Hall, the police and fire stations, and other city buildings.
And he’s already got a goal for his term as Mayor. Berg says his school’s water heater is broken, and he wants it fixed.
“Nobody’s washing their hands hardly, ’cause the water’s so cold,” said Honorary Mayor Berg.
Although his term was only for a day, he’ll reprise his leadership role at next week’s city council meeting, where he’ll lead the chamber in saying the Pledge.
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Brandon Bankston, Reporting