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Herb Bergson holds the distinction of being the first mayor of Duluth to have already served as mayor of Superior, Wisconsin across the bay. He was born on September 16, 1956 in Duluth but became a police patrolman in Superior in 1977. He later served two terms as mayor there, returning to law enforcement in 1995. After unsuccessfully running for mayor of Duluth, Bergson was elected to Duluth’s city council in 2001. He subsequently won the mayor’s seat in 2003. During his single term, Bergson pledged to help Duluth’s homeless and supported the gay community. He and his wife Jacqui have two adopted sons and have hosted many foster children.

~ Photo Credit: Duluth Public Library

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Published On: January 1, 20080.5 min read0 Comments