Alderman Michael Murphy new council president
MILWAUKEE-Alderman Michael Murphy was sworn in as council president Tuesday.
He has been representing the city's 10th alder manic district since 1989.
Murphy was the unanimous choice to replace Willie Hines who left to take a position with the city's housing authority.
In fact, Murphy was the only one nominated.
Murphy says he's committed to accountability and transparency in all council matters and that he's humbled by the trust and confidence of his colleagues.
Murphy is the first American born son to his Irish immigrant parents from Dublin.
He issued the following statement:
"I deeply appreciate and am greatly humbled by the trust and confidence entrusted in me by my colleagues.
Today they elected me to serve as Common Council President, and in doing so gave me great responsibility not only in leading an esteemed body that I have proudly served for some 25 years, but also in working to improve our great city as a whole.