VIRGINIA BEACH, Va - From bank president to mayor of the state's largest city, Mayor-elect Will Sessoms is taking it all in.
Its been a long 24 hours for the man who raised a staggering $600,000 to unseat a woman whose name is synonymous with Virginia Beach, Mayor Meyera Oberndorf.
The 20 year veteran conceded the race Wednesday afternoon at City Hall.
"I have spoken to Will directly just a little while ago and very sincerely congratulated him."
From her rise as a library board member to the city's first elected mayor, Oberndorf prided herself in being a servant of the community and has no plans of retiring now.
"My children who came in from San Francisco and Charlotte North Carolina said I should give thought to writing a book about being a pioneer in modern times."
Sessoms has also extended an olive branch. "I also made clear I wanted her to stay involved and she wanted to stay involved, so I look forward to working with Meyera in the upcoming years," says Sessoms.
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