Craig Lowe Sworn in as Gainesville Mayor
(Former campaign manager, Garrett Garner; Mayor Craig Lowe; former communications director, Eric Conrad. Photo courtesy of Danni Crosby.)
Today, Craig Lowe was officially sworn in as the Mayor of Gainesville. After a hard fought campaign, Mayor Lowe becomes the first openly LGBT Mayor of a North Florida city. Newly elected City Commissioner, Randy Wells, was also sworn in.
In his inaugural speech today, Mayor Lowe, laid out his agenda, including expanding the city's energy-efficiency initiatives and continuing to be a welcoming place for all people, including the LGBT community.
Congratulations to Craig, his campaign staff and all of the volunteers and donors across the state who helped to get him elected. Your time and money helped to elect a champion to the highest office in Gainesville.