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Metro council honors Mayor Holden at final meeting before Weston-Broome's inauguration

Mayor Kip Holden (Source: WAFB) Mayor Kip Holden (Source: WAFB)
EAST BATON ROUGE PARISH, LA (WAFB) -

The East Baton Rouge metro council showed their appreciation Wednesday night for soon-to-be former mayor, Kip Holden.

“It's been a joy for me to serve as mayor-president, and may God richly bless each and every one of you. Thank you very much and God bless you,” said Holden.

Holden was given a standing ovation after addressing the metro council for one last time as mayor. He's spent the last 12 years in charge of East Baton Rouge Parish.

Sharon Weston-Broome was elected as his replacement. She'll be sworn in on January 2, 2017.

RELATED: Weston-Broome becomes first female African American mayor of EBR Parish

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