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Carran Talks About Her Election as Covington's Mayor

Covington Mayor-elect Sherry Carran gave an interview about her election to Soapbox Cincinnati:

Q: What does it mean for you to be the first female mayor of Covington?

A: It means a lot to me to be elected mayor of Covington. Being the first female mayor is icing on the cake because I know it means a lot to others. It may send a message to young women or even women who have not yet developed a confidence in themselves that they can accomplish or contribute in ways they never thought possible.  

My starting goal was not to be mayor, but was to improve people’s lives by making their physical surroundings more pleasing and comfortable; that is why I received my degree in architecture. This goal led me to being involved in livable community issues and this led me to run for elected office.

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Q: What is the biggest misconception about Covington?

A: Some believe Covington is not a safe place to be, when in reality that is not the case. Yes, we have seen an increase in crime due to the increase in drug activity, but this is happening in communities all over. 

I believe there is this misconception because people confuse being uncomfortable with feeling unsafe. Sometimes people feel uncomfortable with the diversity of our population, but many view our diversity of population as a good thing.  

Carran also talks about her goals for the city, the best-kept secret in Covington, the message voters sent with her election, and more: Soapbox Cincinnati

PHOTO: Sherry Carran