Allison Madison made history twice over on April 4 when she was elected as the first black and the first female mayor of Mound City, Illinois.
The mayor-elect was initially uncertain about whether the political bid would work out, according to local outlet KFVS.
“I just thought, ‘OK, I’ll just try this to see what can I do,’” she told KFVS. “To see if I can make a difference in the town.”
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