Think it’s easy being a mayor?

Guess again.

No political science research has investigated harassment of mayors until now.

The publication State and Local Government Review surveyed mayors in U.S. cities with populations above 30,000. Their findings: mayors face physical violence and psychological abuse at rates equal to or greater than the general workforce. Mayors in all types of cities experience violence and abuse.

Achille Mayor David Northcutt provided this photo after he said he was beaten at a convenience store in March, 2019. (Courtesy)

All the details are here.

Franklin Mayor Steve Olson told me he was not contacted by the researchers and did not participate in the study.


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