DNC Vice Chair R.T. Rybak, mayor of Minneapolis, released the following statement after Charleston Mayor Joe Riley won a historic 10th term:
“Congratulations to Mayor Riley on winning a historic 10th term—and thank you to the people of Charleston for returning to office not only my personal hero, but one of America’s greatest mayors ever. Mayor Riley’s commitment and dedication to public service has made him a role model for public servants from across the country. First elected Mayor in December 1975, Mayor Riley has served longer than any other mayor in Charleston’s nearly 350-year history.
“Under his leadership, Charleston has compiled an impressive record of innovation on issues ranging from public safety and the arts to children’s issues and economic development. Because of his hard work, the city of Charleston is regarded as one of the most livable cities in the country. I congratulate Mayor Riley for his success at the ballot box and the people of Charleston for their success in creating a great city.”