Avi Gruber elected Ramat Hasharon mayor

Ramat Hasharon residents elected city councilman Avi Gruber as their new mayor Tuesday in a special election held to choose a successor to Yitzhak Rochberger, who was forced to quit two years ago due to corruption charges.

Gruber, who was not affiliated with a national party, won more than 70 percent of the vote in a run-off race against deputy mayor Ya’acov Koretzki of the haredi (ultra-Orthodox) Degel Hatorah party. In a run-off race two weeks ago, Gruber and Koretzki advanced to a second round of voting after winning more votes than acting mayor Shira Abin of the Labor Party and city councilwoman Dovrat Weiser, who had the backing of Rochberger.

"The residents of Ramat Hashasharon united for a new, clean kind of politics," Gruber said in his victory speech.

Source: http://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Politics-And-Diplomacy/Avi-Gruber-elected-Ramat-Hasharon-mayor-442928

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