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Gus Newport Wikipedia
Gus Newport was the mayor of Berkeley, California, from 1979 to 1986. More recently he worked to help the Gulfport, Mississippi, community rebuild in the wake of damage from Hurricane Katrina.
Newport was elected mayor in 1979 with the backing of Berkeley Citizens Action, a coalition of progressives, radicals and reformers. The BCA ran on a campaign of economic reform, inspired by a 1976 document, "The Cities’ Wealth: Programs for Community Economic Control in Berkeley, California." He held the mayoralty from 1979 to 1986.