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DeStefano To Be Sworn In For Record 10th Term

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John DeStefano.

John DeStefano.

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) – New Haven Mayor John DeStefano is set to be sworn in as his city’s mayor for an historic 10th term.

The Democrat is scheduled to take the oath of office Sunday at Hill Regional Career High School.

The New Haven Register reports that state Supreme Court Justice Lubbie Harper Jr., a native of New Haven, will administer the oath. Members of the city’s Board of Aldermen and the city clerk will also be sworn in.

DeStefano first took office on Jan. 1, 1994 as the Elm City’s 49th mayor. He won re-election in November with 55 percent of the vote, defeating an independent candidate.

DeStefano recently drew attention by announcing he wants to allow illegal immigrants who live in his city to vote in municipal elections.

     (Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

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