Beardstown welcomes historic first woman mayor, Leslie Harris
Beardstown will have its first woman mayor when Leslie Harris is sworn in as the city’s new head on May 2.
“I was very humbled and very honored and excited,” Harris said after winning the April 4 mayoral election. “It’s a new journey into my life as well as the residents here in Beardstown.”
“Beardstown has never had a woman mayor,” she continued, noting she was grateful for the opportunity.