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With Levin, mayor is calling it quits

DeStefano, too, is leaving after 20 years.

Six months after Richard Levin ’74PhD (left) took office as Yale’s president in 1993, John DeStefano Jr. was sworn in as mayor of New Haven. Exactly 20 years later, they’ll be leaving in tandem. Levin announced in August that he would step down this coming June; DeStefano, the longest-serving mayor in the city’s history, announced in January that his current term will be his last. Levin and DeStefano forged the kind of productive partnership that has rarely been seen in the contentious history of town-gown relations in the city. While Levin’s successor has already been picked, there is a long list of people vying for the mayor’s job, including one Yale alumnus: alderman Justin Elicker ’10MEM, ’10MBA.

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