Sandy Cane

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Sandra "Sandy" Maria Cane (July 28, 1961 in Springfield, Massachusetts)[1] is an Italian politician who was the former mayor of Viggiù comune.

Cane's father is African American and her mother is Italian, a native of Viggiù.[2] After her parents' divorce in 1971, Cane moved to her mother's hometown. Holding a degree in foreign languages, she started to work in tourism sector and became the director of a hotel. She is also well-versed in the local Western Lombard dialect (dialetto bosino).[3]

Cane became Lega Nord's candidate for Viggiù mayor in June 2009 elections. She was elected the first female non-white mayor of Italy after winning about 30% of the votes. In an interview with The Independent, she told that she is an Obama voter.[4]

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