Dec. 5, 2017: Gavin Buckley, Democrat, was officially sworn in as the 137th Mayor of Annapolis, Md., yesterday, Monday, Dec. 4, 2017. Buckley is a local businessman who has established several restaurants along Annapolis’ West Street corridor. Buckley mentioned his twenty-five years of local business experience during his campaign, and he promised to shape the city into an area that serves locals and tourists alike in Maryland’s historic capital city. Buckley said that he hopes to bring together business owners, community leaders and residents to develop new ideas and economic opportunities in Annapolis, including transit solutions, a more transparent development process and a greater focus on the needs of the local community. Annapolis is located near the Chesapeake Bay in Anne Arundel County, Maryland.