Council Member District I
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Administration and Staff Restructuring Plan
The City Council voted down Mayor Clay Madden’s staff restructuring proposal at the regular City Council meeting on April 22, 2021, killing the idea of a director of administration post — for now — while giving the mayor a promise to work with him moving forward.
Bush, a staunch ally of the mayor on this issue, expressed continued support for the plan, reading a letter from one of her constituents into the record, which said in part that Mandeville has added roughly 2,500 residents and its budget has almost doubled in the last 10 years.
“Spending big money and managing large projects requires a more specialized governmental structure than a mayor, council and department heads,” she read.
Elected to office
Rebecca Bush was elected to represent District I without opposition in the July 11, 2020, primary vote.
When a candidate wins office unopposed, they are still considered to be “elected” just as surely as if they would have defeated a candidate in a vote. By choosing not to run against a candidate, the people are in essence voting for that candidate.
In her own words
Rebecca Bush proudly serves the City of Mandeville and its residents as Council Member for District I.
She is a graduate of Vanderbilt University, Loyola University School of Law, and – for more than 20 years – has actively practiced law as a trial attorney in defense of a diverse array of civil claims.
Ms. Bush has resided in Mandeville for 15 years, with her husband and son, and is a long-time member of multiple civic organizations.