Mildred C. Crump

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Mildred C. Crump
Councilwoman-at-large
Incumbent
Assumed office
2006
Councilwoman-at-large
In office
1994–1998
Personal details
Born (1939-11-06) November 6, 1939 (age 74)
Detroit, Michigan
Nationality American
Political party Democratic
Residence Newark, New Jersey
Occupation Politician
Profession Educator

Mildred C. Crump is an American Democratic Party politician and community activist who has been a Member-At-Large of the Municipal Council of Newark, New Jersey since 2006.[1] In 1994, when elected to her first term, Crump became the first African-American woman elected to the municipal council. She is the first woman to be named council president, originally holding the position from 2006 to 2010. In November 2013, she again became the council's president, [2] maintaining the position after the 2014 municipal elections.[3]

Background[edit]

Crump was born in Detroit, Michigan and is a graduate of Wayne State University, She has worked as a braille teacher both in Michigan and New Jersey. She received her Master in Public Administration at Rutgers-Newark.[1]

Council Member[edit]

Crump became the first African-American woman elected to the municipal council. In her first term, she held the seat from 1994 to 1998. At the time of her election she was only one of seven women ever elected to the council.[4]

Her second term began in 2006 when she became the first woman to be named council president, originally holding the position until 2010. In November 2013, she was again chosen by colleagues on the council as president.[2]

Crump was re-elected in the 2014 municipal elections. Following the swearing-in of the mayor, and council-members on July 1, 2014., she was again chosen as the president of the city council.[3]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Mildred Crump". City of Newark. Retrieved 2013-12-02. 
  2. ^ a b Augenstein, Seth (November 19, 2013). "Crump back as Newark city council president". The Star-Ledger. Retrieved 2013-12-02. 
  3. ^ a b Nix, Naomi (July 1, 2014). "Crump re-elected as Newark council president". The Star-Ledger. Retrieved 2014-06-28. 
  4. ^ Giambusso, David (April 25, 2010). "Newark's female politicians aim to shatter the glass ceiling". The Star-Ledger. Retrieved 2013-12-02. "Only nine women have ever served on Newark’s city council in the 90 years since women won the right to vote, and none have been elected mayor. Of the nine, two were appointed to fill a vacancy left by a man, according to the city clerk’s records." 

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