Mayor Sherman Lea sworn in again, Thursday in Roanoke

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ROANOKE, Va. (WFXR) — On Thursday, Mayor Sherman Lea was sworn in for a second term, in front of three generations of his family and a majority minority City Council, by a long-time Roanoke judge.

Lea garnered multiple standing ovations during the ceremony, after a well-run campaign, that ended in a nail-biting race election night.

Back in November, WFXR News brought you the first on-air reaction from Lea on election night.

On Thursday, Dec. 3, news crews asked Lea about his intent to improve relations in Roanoke further.

“I can see the change, the change and look at where we are,” said the mayor, “look at not only this council and the diversity that on it, but look throughout the city and many people that are in leadership positions, that’s making a difference.”

More members of the new Roanoke City Council will be sworn in later this week.

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