In 2020, there were only three rookie members of the Common Council. In 2022, only three of the members will be the same as those who took the oath of office in 2020. The aldermen serving their first term in 2022 will constitute 70 percent on the Council. (Of course, in 2018, 90 percent of the aldermen were starting their first term.)
Although the results of Tuesday's election are still unofficial, and the absentee ballots have yet to be counted, Gossips is pretty confident that the outcome will not change. So, let's review the changes on the Council from 2020 to 2022.
In the First Ward, Rebecca Wolff and Jane Trombley, both beginning their first term in 2020 and neither seeking reelection for 2022 . . .
In 2022, Sarowar will return for his third term, but Garriga, who chose not to seek reelection to the Council but instead challenged Abdus Miah for the position of Second Ward supervisor and lost, will be replaced by Mohammed Rony.
Lewis resigned from the Council in July 2021 because he had taken a job with the Youth Department, and Mizan did not seek reelection in a timely manner. In July, the Council chose Ryan Wallace to replace Lewis, and on Tuesday, Ryan was elected to a new term. Who will be the second alderman for the Third Ward will not be decided until January.
In the Fourth Ward, Malachi Walker was starting his first term in 2020, and John Rosenthal his second.
In 2o22, Walker will return for his second term, and Rosenthal, who did not seek reelection, will be replaced by Theo Anthony.
In the Fifth Ward, Dominic Merante and Eileen Halloran were both beginning their second terms on the Common Council in 2020.
We still don't know who will be the second alderman in the Third Ward, but as it stands now, the future Council is down two women, and only one alderman is African American.
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