Councilwoman Lamonica McIver is Newark’s new council president.
The Ras Baraka ally assumed the seat of legislative power today at Newark’s reorganization.
The veteran McIver, councilwoman of Newark’s Central Ward, became the favorite when Dupre “DoItAll” Kelly defeated Chigozie Onyema for the West Ward seat.
Kelly’s win put the key fifth vote in the Baraka column on the nine-person city council.
As the senior member of Team Baraka on the City Council, McIver instantly assumed the pole position for the council leadership spot.
Today, sworn back into office with Mayor Baraka, she assumed the seat of destiny.