Toni Harp – New Haven’s 50th and First Female Mayor

Mayor Toni Harp was sworn in Wednesday, becoming the city’s first female mayor and the first new mayor elected in 20 years.

Harp, a Democrat, served 11 consecutive terms in the state Senate, beginning in 1992. She defeated Justin Elicker in the Nov. 5 election last year to become mayor.

State Sen. Toni Nathaniel Harp was sworn in as New Haven’s 50th and first female mayor on New Year’s Day as her daughter Djana holds onto the bible while her son Matthew looks on at Hill Regional Career High School, which was designed by Harp’s late husband, Wendell. (Daughter Jamil is hidden behind Djana)

State Sen. Toni Nathaniel Harp was sworn in as New Haven’s 50th and first female mayor on New Year’s Day as her daughter Djana holds onto the bible while her son Matthew looks on at Hill Regional Career High School, which was designed by Harp’s late husband, Wendell. (Daughter Jamil is hidden behind Djana)

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