2009: Sister Act
In June, Rivers won the Fourth Ward Democratic Primary, narrowly defeating Vera Greaves, the running mate of Mayor Sharon Robinson-Briggs. She was unopposed in the November general election, where the incumbent was re-elected mayor.
In December, Rivers stepped down from her second term as board president and then from the board itself. Tomorrow (Jan. 1, 2010), she will be sworn in to serve four years representing the Fourth Ward, just as Hollis did after winning the seat in November 2001.
Expect to see her proud sister Joanne smiling from the audience.