Mayor Phillip Becker
Provided electric street lights for the city and built a new City Hall.
Michael Liebel, Jr. was perhaps one of Erie’s most popular mayors. He owned and operated the Liebel Hotel. Originally the West End Brewery, he formed the Cascade Brewery in 1889 and sold it in 1906 to Fred Koehler and it became the Cascade Branch of Kohler Brewing. He was elected by City Council to serve the unexpired term of Saltsman and then was elected to a full term in 1907.
Mayor Robert Saltsman
Mayor William Stern
Elected Mayor on November 20, 1915 but died on November 30, 1915 before assuming office.
Mayor Miles Kitts
1914 – 1922
Kitts was one of Erie’s most colorful mayors, was investigated by a grand jury in 1921 for allowing the operation of Erie’s then-plentiful speakeasies, casinos and bordellos.
The investigation, which was sparked by a reform group in the Republican Party known as the “Committee of 16,” touched virtually every level of city government. More than 100 witnesses were called, including Kitts and 47 members of the police department.
In the end, Kitts was spared an indictment, continued as mayor and was later elected an Erie County judge.
Mayor Arthur J. Gardner
Mayor Joseph Sinnott
2006 – Present