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Paula Hicks-Hudson elected Toledo council president

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Toledo City Council has a new leader. Democrat Paula Hicks-Hudson was elected president at a special meeting Tuesday.

This comes one week after council members deadlocked on a new president. With the Democratic Party throwing its support behind her, Hicks-Hudson is ready to serve in the top spot. She says her background makes her stand apart.

"I've been working within city government, not only as a lawyer, but a legislative director, and I think that's an addition that my predecessors don't have or didn't have," she says. 

Former President Joe McNamara stepped down as president to focus on his bid for mayor. McNamara will continue to still serve as a council member.

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