Alexis Hooper, 9, Was Cleveland Mayor For A Day

Monday, November 25, 2013 - by Hollie Webb
Alexis Hooper was the Cleveland Mayor for a Day
Alexis Hooper was the Cleveland Mayor for a Day
- photo by Hollie Webb

There is a new mayor in Cleveland, and she is only nine-years-old. After her name was picked at fundraiser drawing at her school, Oak Grove Elementary, Alexis Hooper became mayor for a day. On Monday afternoon, she presided over both the 1 and the 3 p.m. meetings of the Cleveland City Council.  

Mayor Hooper enjoyed hitting the gavel to open and close the meetings as well as calling the roll. She even asked the chief of the fire department to give her an update on their state of affairs. Of course, Mayor Hooper was careful to consult her co-mayor, Tom Rowland, on all decisions. When discussing the meeting schedule over the holidays, Mayor Hooper strongly supported days off for everyone. 

For such a young mayor, she knew exactly how to deal with the media, giving press conferences after both meetings. She told reporters that her favorite school subject was math. When asked what her favorite part of being mayor was, Mayor Hooper said that she liked getting to sit at the City Council meetings. 

After her last meeting, Mayor Hooper received a round of applause for her services. She plans to continue her administrative career by being principal for a day at her school sometime before Christmas break.

Alexis Hooper presiding over the Cleveland City Council.
Alexis Hooper presiding over the Cleveland City Council.
- Photo2 by Hollie Webb

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