Double history: US city elects first Black and first physically challenged mayor (photos)

Double history: US city elects first Black and first physically challenged mayor (photos)

- Tim Adams has been elected as the first African-American mayor of Bowie

- Adams is also the first mayor with a physical disability

- Mayor Adams says his reaction shows that the people of Bowie looked past his physical challenge

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Bowie, a city in the US has just voted in its first African-American mayor, Tim Adams. He is also the first person with a physical disability to be elected a mayor.

Bowie, Maryland, is situated in Prince George’s county which is known as the wealthiest Black county in the United States of America.

Adams is the city’s first new mayor in 20 years and also its first Black mayor. The new mayor has been wheelchair-bound after he was involved in accident years back.

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US city elects first African American mayor, first mayor with physical disability

Tim Adams is the first African-American mayor of Bowie, he is also the first man with a physical disability to win an election. Photo: WUSA9
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According to WUSA9, Adams reacted to his election thus: “I think being the first Black mayor of Bowie, in particular, is something that is historic. It’s very humbling.”

Speaking on his disability, Adams said: “I think as someone who’s had challenges, being disabled, I think it also shows a lot of character of the people of this city because they look past that.”

Adams is a successful entrepreneur who provides support to customers of the department of defence. He has been a resident of Bowie for 25 years.

US city elects first African American mayor, first mayor with physical disability

US city elects first African American mayor Tim Adams. Photo: BOTWC
Source: UGC

Meanwhile, YEN.com.gh had reported that Nigerian Remi Duyile was sworn-in as the first African born commissioner.

Duyile was sworn in on Monday, September 23, as one of the commissioners on the county’s Multicultural Affairs Commission.

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