Cavalier Johnson, Milwaukee’s first Black mayor, took the oath of office Wednesday at a ceremony at the Harley-Davidson Museum.
“I will lead this city with my full energy, with the highest level of integrity, and with an unwavering focus on building a better, stronger and safer city,” Johnson said Wednesday.
Johnson, 35, is also Milwaukee’s first millennial mayor and the first new mayor in nearly two decades.
Johnson had been serving as acting Milwaukee mayor since last December when former Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett resigned from the position in December to become the next U.S. ambassador to Luxembourg.
Johnson defeated former Ald. Bob Donovan in a special election April 5, and will serve two more years before facing re-election in 2024.