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2011's Most Fascinating Municipal Races

A map of the country's most intriguing mayoral races, city council competitions and referendums

About the Authors

  • Mark Byrnes
    Mark Byrnes is a senior associate editor at CityLab who writes about design, history, and photography.
  • Amanda Erickson is a former senior associate editor at CityLab.