Milwaukee Common Council elects new president

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Milwaukee Common Council elects new president

By Amy Burke. CREATED Feb 11, 2014

MILWAUKEE -- The Milwaukee Common Council elected a new president Tuesday.

Michael Murphy received unanimous support for the position that was recently vacated by Willie Hines, who took another job with the city. 

"Milwaukee is a great city, however like any great city we have challenges that poverty brings," Murphy said. "In spite of these challenges, I know working together we can make a positive difference in the lives of our citizens."

Murphy is the longest serving Alderman on the Common Council. He has been elected by voters in the 10th district seven times.
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Amy Burke joined TODAY'S TMJ4 as an Interactive Web Editor in December 2013. She was born and raised in Naperville, Illinois and majored in journalism at Indiana University.