Allison Silberberg to Be Sworn in as Mayor in Alexandria

For the first time in more than a decade, a new mayor will be installed in Alexandria, Virginia. 

Allison Silberberg won the mayoral race back in November, defeating a last-minute write-in campaign launched by incumbent Bill Euille. 

Euille, who has served as mayor since 2003, blamed low voter turnout for his loss in the Democratic primary. He launched a write-in campaign, as it was too late for him to enter the race as an Independent. 

Euille never had been opposed prior to the 2015 primary.

Silberberg was elected to the Alexandria City Council in 2012 and has often stood alone on the council on development votes. Her candidacy tapped into simmering discontent among some residents, who believe recently approved projects don't mesh well with the historic character of the city. She also was buoyed by Republican voters permitted to cast ballots in the open primary.

A swearing-in ceremony will be held at T.C. Williams High School at 7 p.m. Monday. 

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