In surprise move, Richmond City Council votes Ada Recinos, 26, to succeed Gayle McLaughlin

"As a bilingual Latina and member of the Salvadoran community, she said she will bring a unique perspective to council. “For me, it’s mainly important making sure that people are going to be heard, and that they approach the city council more comfortable knowing there is someone who can listen to them,” Recinos said, still looking dazed, during an interview shortly after her appointment."

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