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Sandi Jackson's Successor Sworn in as Alderman

Natashia Holmes was appointed earlier this week by Mayor Rahm Emanuel

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Sandi Jackson's Successor Sworn in as Alderman

Mayor Rahm Emanuel shakes hands with newly-appointed Ald. Natashia Holmes on Feb. 13, 2013.

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Natashia Holmes: Future Bright in 7th Ward

Natashia Holmes, the new alderman in Chicago's 7th Ward, says "the power of a community depends on the power of our partnerships."

Mayor Introduces New Alderman

Natashia Holmes replaces Sandi Jackson in Chicago's 7th Ward.
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A new alderman was sworn into the Chicago City Council on Wednesday to replace Sandi Jackson.

Natashia Holmes was appointed earlier this week by Mayor Rahm Emanuel to take over in the city's 7th Ward.

The 37-year-old took her oath of office following a confirmation vote. As she took her seat, the mayor gave her the floor,  joking with her that it may be the only time they listen to her.

"I look forward to working with the residents of the seventh ward, and I look forward to working with all of my new colleagues," she said.

Holmes, a former Illinois Department of Transportation official, was selected by Emanuel from a list of 65 applicants.

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