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The Mayor of Cleveland is the chief executive of the city's government. In 1924, the mayor-council (strong mayor) form of government was replaced by a city manager plan. This was later reversed in 1931. Cleveland elections were partisan, but were made nonpartisan in 1977 under the mayoral administration of Ralph J. Perk. The term of office for the mayor and members of Cleveland City Council was traditionally two years, and was extended to four years in 1981.
Cleveland has had a total of 57 mayoral administrations, including the city's current mayor, Frank G. Jackson. Seven of these were nonconsecutive served terms by earlier mayors. Cleveland's official website lists 53 mayors; it does not count the second nonconsecutive terms of Joshua Mills, George B. Senter, and John H. Farley, and does not list Mayor Jackson. During the 2005 mayoral election, most media sources including The Plain Dealer and the city's major local news networks (WKYC, WEWS, WJW, and WOIO) all mistakenly referred to Jackson as Cleveland's 56th mayor.
19th century 
Mayors of Ohio City 
Prior to its annexation, Ohio City was a separate entity and fierce rival of Cleveland. The city had eleven mayors from 1836 to 1854. The political affiliations of these mayors are currently unknown, although William B. Castle became mayor of Cleveland as a Whig after Ohio City's incorporation.
20th century 
21st century 
See also 
- The Encyclopedia Of Cleveland History by Cleveland Bicentennial Commission (Cleveland, Ohio), David D. Van Tassel (Editor), and John J. Grabowski (Editor) ISBN 0-253-33056-4
- Cleveland: A Concise History, 1796–1996 by Carol Poh Miller and Robert Anthony Wheeler ISBN 0-253-21147-6
- Seven Making History: A Mayoral Retrospective by The League of Women Voters of Cleveland
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