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Lansing's new mayor set to be sworn in Monday

Dec 31, 2017

Lansing Mayor-elect Andy Schor (file photo)
Credit steve carmody / Michigan Radio

Monday, the city of Lansing will swear in its first new mayor in a dozen years. 

Former State Rep. Andy Schor will take his oath of office during a midday ceremony at the Lansing Center. 

Schor won November's general election with nearly three-fourths of the votes cast.

The soft-spoken Schor replaces the at-times combative Virg Bernero, who has sat in the mayor's office since 2006. 

Among the challenges the new mayor faces is tackling Lansing's looming legacy costs. 

Schor will need to find a way to solve the capitol city's nearly $700 million unfunded liabilities over the next 30 years.