DNC Vice Chair R.T. Rybak, mayor of Minneapolis, released the following statement after Michael Nutter was reelected mayor of Philadelphia:
“Congratulations to Mayor Nutter on winning re-election—and thank you to Philadelphia for returning a strong national leader to office. The confidence of the people of Philadelphia in his leadership is matched by those of us who have worked closely with him on issues of importance to cities everywhere.
“Mayor Nutter has steered America’s fifth-largest city through challenging economic times and has done so while achieving impressive results. From his innovative economic-development projects that have created jobs to overseeing a double-digit decrease in violent-crime rates, Mayor Nutter has a record of getting impressive, tangible results. I wish him and the people of Philadelphia well as the Mayor embarks on his second term.”