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New year, new mayor for the District

Vincent C. Gray became the sixth elected mayor of Washington on Sunday and celebrated at a gala at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center.
Vincent C. Gray became the sixth elected mayor of Washington on Sunday and celebrated at a gala at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center. (Astrid Riecken)

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Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Vincent C. Gray (D) was inaugurated Sunday. PostLocal.com readers shared thoughts on him and the man he replaced - Adrian M. Fenty - before, during and after the ceremony.

PepperDr: I'm glad that Mr. Gray is the new mayor and look forward to working with him to move D.C. forward. Congratulations.

ssmd11: You could almost hear a collective sigh of relief between the cheers throughout the convention center today at noon. Time to turn the page on the four-year failed experiment! Let's put that chapter behind us and move on.

brandip_77: Gray's supporters will soon learn that to be an effective politician and to get results, he will have to disregard their opinions. Politicians are supposed to prioritize and make the tough decisions that keep government running and effective.

77yrResident: I think that if he does not allow himself to be manipulated by any one faction - you know who you are - and regards all as equals, a majority of the electorate who are fair-minded will support him.

1123581321: The District needed Fenty, and its transformation under his controversial leadership was obvious. The city LOOKED better, worked better and began to bloom.

ruthella10: I have lived in the District since 2001, and I have to laugh at all these unpaid experts on the subject of being mayor. I supported Mr. Gray because as a resident, I have a vested interest in his succeeding.


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