|8th Mayor of Beersheba|
|Assumed office |
|Preceded by||Yaakov Turner|
|Born||24 January 1971 (age 49)|
|Political party||Israeli Labor Party, New Way (Derech Hadasha in Hebrew)|
He was reelected in 2013 with 92.21% of the ballots and reelected again in November 2018 with 92% of the ballots.
Reuven (Ruvik) Danilovich was born in Beersheba in 1971. He worked for Yaakov Turner's election campaign, which ended with Turner's victory. In return, Turner appointed Danilovich to serve as his deputy.
Danilovich's 2009 election victory over Turner was described as an "Oedipal story." Turner often referred to Danilovich as his designated successor. At a Purim parade several years prior to the election, Danilovich dressed up as a pilot, an obvious hint that he planned to succeed Turner, who was director of the nearby Israel Air Force Museum.
Danilovich won 60% of the vote. During the campaign, bogus death notices announcing Turner's supposed demise were put up on walls throughout the Negev city.
Shortly after his election, Danilovich was forced to contend with Grad missiles falling on his city during Operation Cast Lead. Following the operation, Danilovich presented a ten-year plan (2010–2020) for his city to transform it into an important metropolitan area in Israel. The plan includes improvements to education, infrastructure, job opportunities, etc.
In the Municipal elections that were held in Israel on October 30, Danilovich continues for a third term with 91.97 percent (68,400) of the vote. His party, "Derech Hadasha," increased its power in the city council and won 16 of the 27 seats available, compared to the 14 seats it won in the previous election.
- Lipson, Natan (April 6, 2011). "Beersheba Mayor: We Will Have Canceled the Term Periphery by 2020". TheMarker. Retrieved 2011-04-07.
- Be'er Sheva's elections: An Oedipal story
- Mayoral elections