Livonia Elects Maureen Miller Brosnan As First Female Mayor

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November 06, 2019 - 6:59 am

Maureen Miller Brosnan speaking to a voter on Tuesday. (photo: © Shelby Tankersley | hometownlife.com, Hometownlife.com via Imagn Content Services, LLC)

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LIVONIA (WWJ) - History was made on Election Day in Livonia.

Maureen Miller Brosnan was elected by voters as the city's new mayor, becoming the first female to hold the office.  

"This really means that we're going to be able to advance an agenda that's been set and established by 46,000 doors we've knocked on, tens of thousands of people that we've talked to that have told us what they want to see happen with their community, how they really want to see us be a city that our children will want to come home to one day," Brosnan said. "So, it is my honor to lead that charge and to especially lead that charge as the first female mayor of Livonia."

Brosnan, 56, beat out her opponent Livonia City Council President Laura Toy, 67, in a tight race -- by 164 votes.  

"I cannot let it go unsaid that we made history tonight," Brosnan said. "That's the responsibility that I have, is to make sure that this path is not just a little path but cement, concrete; that forever, for always women aren't going to have to fight as hard as I fought to get to this top."

Current mayor Dennis Wright did not run for reelection.