Flint voters have chosen a new mayor.
Karen Weaver was surrounded by jubilant supporters last night as she rolled to victory in Flint’s mayor’s race.
Weaver, a political newcomer, defeated six-year incumbent Dayne Walling by a convincing margin.
“We voted for change so some things have to be different,” says Weaver, “but at this point I want to start with putting together a team so we can look and see what we need to do.”
During the campaign, Weaver repeatedly hammered Walling on his handling of the city’s drinking water crisis.