Mayor of Reading, Pennsylvania

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The Mayor of Reading, Pennsylvania, is the elected, chief executive of the city of Reading, Pennsylvania. Reading city government consists of a mayor and a city council. The Mayor is elected for a four-year term.

Reading mayors served under a city commission form of government prior to 1996. However, the city's mayor have served under a home rule form of government since 1996, beginning with the inauguration of Mayor Paul Angstadt in January of that year.[1]

Partial list of the Mayors of Reading[edit]

Mayor Term Begins Term Ends Political Party
Eugene Shirk[1] 1964 1968 Republican
Victor Yarnell[2] 1968[2] 1972[2] Democratic
Eugene Shirk[1] 1972 1976 Republican
Joseph P. Kuzminski[1] 1976 1980 Democratic
Karen A. Miller[1] 1980 February 1987[3] Democratic
Warren Haggerty[1] February 1987[3] January 1, 1996 Democratic
Paul Angstadt[1] January 1, 1996[4] January 3, 2000[5] Republican
Joseph Eppihimer[1] January 3, 2000[5] January 5, 2004 Democratic
Tom McMahon[1] January 5, 2004 January 2, 2012 Democratic
Vaughn Spencer January 2, 2012 January 4, 2016 Democratic
Wally Scott January 4, 2016 Present Democratic


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  2. ^ a b c Devlin, Ron (2013-11-17). "View of Kennedy changes over the years". Reading Eagle. Retrieved 2014-02-23. 
  3. ^ a b "Mayor Haggerty, Three Others Cited By Central Catholic Group". Reading Eagle. 1994-11-05. Retrieved 2014-01-21. 
  4. ^ Reinbrecht, Steve (1999-01-26). "Angstadt won't seek re-election". Reading Eagle. Retrieved 2014-01-22. 
  5. ^ a b "Notable dates in Reading crime-fighting efforts". Reading Eagle. 2014-01-13. Archived from the original on 2014-01-21. Retrieved 2014-01-21.