Lee Swaney

Former Clarkston Mayor Lee Swaney dies

Former Clarkston Mayor Lee Swaney dies

Former mayor of Clarkston, Lee Swaney, died yesterday, city officials confirm. Swaney served two terms as mayor from 2002 to 2009. In his 2001 first run for the mayoral seat, Swaney touted himself as “a champion for Old Clarkston.”  During his tenure as mayor, the city continued to welcome an increasing number of refugees -- making Clarkston known as the “Ellis Island of the South”.  “Former Mayor Swaney was truly dedicated to Clarkston. He took his civic responsibility to heart,” said Mayor Beverly Burks. Being heralded for his forthright and steadfast devotion, Swaney lived in and was in service to Clarkston…
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