Mexico City Elects Jewish Woman As Mayor
By Bill Strange
July 3, 2018
Mexico City is electing a Jewish woman as its new mayor. On Sunday, Claudia Sheinbaum became the first Jew to be elected mayor of North America's largest city. Mexico City has a Jewish population of about 50,000. Sheinbaum is also the first woman to be elected mayor of the city. A woman served as mayor of the city for one year on an interim basis, but she was appointed in 1999.