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    Mayor and Former Emergency Manager
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The nation’s largest-ever municipal bankruptcy could have been a disaster. It was anything but. Orr aggressively shrank the city’s obligations to bondholders and set the stage for a complete financial overhaul. In his first year in office, Duggan proved a driven and effective manager, installing over 20,000 new streetlights, shortening emergency response times, and balancing the city budget for the first time in over a decade.