A mayor is the leader of a municipal government. Mayors have varying levels of influence over the legislation put forth by the municipal council, but in most larger cities they act as the head of the municipality’s executive branch. Below, StateScape provides a list of the mayors from municipalities with populations over 500,000. Knowing the political party and term expiration of the mayor can help you decipher the balance of political power in these cities.
Mayors of select U.S. cities