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Patrick Beagle officially began his duties as the newly elected mayor of the City of Wixom earlier this year, leading his first city council meeting on Tuesday.
Beagle was elected mayor during the November 2019 election; he ran unopposed. He was sworn into office by Judge David Law of the 52-1 District Court during council’s meeting on December 17.
He replaced outgoing mayor Richard Ziegler, who served one term as mayor after sitting as a councilmember for two decades (five terms.) Ziegler withdrew his bid for re-election in April and retired at the end of last year.
Beagle, a Walled Lake Consolidated School District paraeducator, has been a Wixom resident for 34 years. He previously served as a member of the Wixom Library Board for two years before being elected to council in 2009, where he also served as deputy mayor.
The three items that are his top priorities moving forward in his new position are redevelopment of the former Wixom Ford Assembly Plant property, the Beck Road project and improving services to Wixom residents.
Beagle says he enjoys serving on council and making decisions “that make Wixom a greater community.”
When he is not busy with mayoral duties, he enjoys spending time with his wife of 34 years, Maureen, and rooting for the University of Michigan Wolverines, where his daughter is also a senior.
BY ALI ARMSTRONG, EDITOR
January 22, 2020