Miro Weinberger is officially Burlington’s new mayor.
The Democrat was sworn into office Monday night, as crowds cheered.
It’s the first time in more than 30 years that a Democrat has taken the helm of City Hall politics.
The election of independent Bernie Sanders in 1981 was followed by a progressive streak with one single-term Republican.
The Burlington Free Press reports that with little support from his party, two-term Progressive Mayor Bob Kiss decided not to run again.
Weinberger beat Republican Kurt Wright and independent Wanda Hines in the March election.