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Allison Madison is breaking barriers in the realm of politics in Illinois. According to KFVS, she was elected mayor of Mound City on Tuesday. Her victory marks the first time in the city’s history that a woman or African-American has held the position.

From KFVS:

Tuesday’s municipal election made history in Mound City, Illinois – the small community elected its first African-American and first female mayor.

“It’s history,” Mayor-elect Allison Madison said. “Now that part, that’s amazing, that’s just awesome to me and I guess I’m happy about that!”

Allison Madison can’t contain her excitement as she prepares to serve as mayor of Mound City.

While in office, Mayor-elect Madison wants to focus on youth enrichment, bettering the community, and business growth within the city, reports the outlet.

According to KFVS, Madison is slated to be sworn in within the next few weeks.

Madison added that she wasn’t always sure of her choice to enter politics: “I just thought ‘okay, I’ll just try this to see what can I do’. To see if I can make a difference in the town.”

We have no doubt that Madison’s impact on her town will be significant. Congrats!



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#BlackGirlMagic: Illinois City Elects First African-American Woman Mayor  was originally published on newsone.com

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