Roger Hernandez is now the youngest mayor to serve the city of West Covina.
Well, I am incredibly sorry I was unable to attend, but was my mailbox filled to the brim this morning.
Among some of the emails reads:
"You should have been there. I hate to admit how many of these things I've been to, and this is the first time I've ever seen such enthusiasm by the people in the audience."
"There was like, a standing ovation. People doing the Arsenio Hall 'woo, woo, woo' thing."
"The party after was awesome. You should have seen Herb Redholtz! If Steve Herfert knew his loyal minion was having such a blast at his sworn enemy's party, he'd pull him off the Planning Commission so fast his head would spin."
"It was a great, positive evening, and I only hope it's an indicator of what kind of leader we will have in City Hall."
"This appointment was a long-time coming, and I'm so glad Herfert the Hater wasn't there to ruin the moment."
Thanks, readers. It looks like I didn't have to write much of anything.
I will say this, though: I think, Mayor, you're going to do a great job. While the position is mostly ceremonial, it is also your responsibility to chair the meetings and to be fair. If I were in your position, I'd want to take revenge out on everybody. But from what I hear, your eloquent speech hinted that your leadership is going to be one of teamwork through a year of what is probably going to be very tough.