Ruvik Danilovich

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Ruvik Danilovich
Ruvik Danilovich 2012.jpg
8th Mayor of Beersheba
Assumed office
2009
Preceded by Yaakov Turner
Personal details
Born 24 January 1971 (1971-01-24) (age 46)
Beersheba, Israel
Political party New Way

Ruvik Danilovich (Hebrew: רוביק דנילוביץ'‎, born January 24, 1971) is an Israeli politician. In 2008, he was elected mayor of Beersheba, after serving as deputy mayor under Yaakov Turner.

He was reelected in 2013 with 92.21% of the ballots.

Biography[edit]

Reuven (Ruvik) Danilovich was born in Beersheba in 1971. He worked for Yaakov Turner's election campaign, which ended with Turner's victory. In return, Turner appointed Danilovich to serve as his deputy.[1]

Political career[edit]

Danilovich's 2009 election victory over Turner was described as an "Oedipal story." Turner often referred to Danilovich as his designated successor. At a Purim parade several years prior to the election, Danilovich dressed up as a pilot, an obvious hint that he planned to succeed Turner, who was director of the nearby Israel Air Force Museum.[2]

Danilovich won 60% of the vote. During the campaign, bogus death notices announcing Turner's supposed demise were put up on walls throughout the Negev city.[3]

Shortly after his election, Danilovich was forced to contend with Grad missiles falling on his city during Operation Cast Lead. Following the operation, Danilovich presented a ten-year plan (2010–2020) for his city to transform it into an important metropolitan area in Israel. The plan includes improvements to education, infrastructure, job opportunities, etc.[1]

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