2018 Voter Guide: Local Races

The general election is Nov. 6. Learn more about the candidates running in local races.


 


 

Wayne County Executive


Warren C. Evans

The Incumbent: Warren Evans - D

  • Age: 69
  • Experience:  Current Wayne County Executive (first elected in 2014), former Chief of the Detroit Police Department, former Wayne County Sheriff
  • Education: Bachelor of Arts degree from Madonna University, Master of Arts degree from University of Detroit Mercy, Juris Doctor degree from Detroit College of Law
  • Campaign Website: N/A
  • Twitter: @CountyExecEvans
  • Facebook: Executive Warren Evans

OUR COVERAGE

Macomb and Wayne County Executives Face Off Over Transit Impasse, June 1, 2018

See Wayne County Executive Warren Evans’ Proposal for Regional Transit in SE Michigan [MAP], March 15, 2018


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The Challenger: Denis Curran - R

  • Age: 61
  • Experience: N/A
  • Education: N/A
  • Campaign Website: N/A
  • Twitter: N/A
  • Facebook: N/A

 

 

 

 

Macomb County Executive


Mark Hackel

The Incumbent: Mark Hackel - D

  • Age: 56
  • Experience: Current Macomb County Executive (first elected in 2010), former Macomb County Sheriff
  • Education: Bachelor’s degree from Wayne State University, Master’s degree  in public administration from Central Michigan University, graduate of FBI National Academy
  • Campaign Website: MarkHackel.com
  • Twitter: @MarkHackel ‏
  • Facebook: Mark A Hackel

OUR COVERAGE

Macomb and Wayne County Executives Face Off Over Transit Impasse, June 1, 2018

Executive Mark Hackel Delivers State of Macomb County Address, Dec 7, 2017


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The Challenger: Joseph Hunt - R

  • Age: 52
  • Experience: Computer systems engineer, former campaign manager for former Macomb County Clerk Karen Spranger
  • Education: N/A
  • Campaign Website: N/A
  • Twitter: N/A
  • Facebook: N/A

 

 

 

 

Detroit Public School Board


Terrell George

Terrell George

  • Age: N/A
  • Experience: Coaches basketball and football at Paul Robeson Malcolm X Academy, Detroit public schools alumnus
  • Education:  N/A
  • Campaign Website: VoteCoachTerrell.com
  • Twitter: N/A
  • Facebook: Champions To Win

 

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Natalya Henderson

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Deborah Hunter-Harvill

Deborah Hunter-Harvill

  • Age: N/A
  • Experience:  Hunter-Harvill is a former teacher, principal and superintendent. She was elected to the Detroit Public Schools Community District board in 2016.
  • Education:  Educational Doctorate from Wayne State University; Masters in Special Education and Leadership, and Bachelors in Elementary Education from Marygove College
  • Campaign Website: N/A
  • Twitter: @DrHarvill4DPSCD ‏
  • Facebook: Dr. Harvill 4 DPSCD

 

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Reverend David Murray

Reverend David Murray

  • Age: N/A
  • Experience:  Served on several Detroit Public Schools Boards since 1998, including the last elected board before DPSCD was created.
  • Education:  Detroit Public Schools alumnus; Masters degrees in Education, Social Work and Criminal Justice
  • Campaign Website: N/A
  • Twitter: N/A
  • Facebook: Reverend David Murray

 

 

 

 

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Melinda Murray

  • Age: N/A
  • Experience:  N/A
  • Education:  N/A
  • Campaign Website: N/A
  • Twitter: N/A
  • Facebook:N/A


Melinda Murray was unavailable for a video interview with CitizenDetroit.

 

 


Britney Sharp

Britney Sharp

  • Age:  N/A
  • Experience: College instructor and teaching assistant at Wayne State Math Corps, Fund Development Coordinator for Michigan Black Chamber of Commerce, exercise coach for FitKids 360, Detroit Public Schools alumna
  • Education:  Bachelor of Science in Psychology
  • Campaign Website: TheSharpVote.com
  • Twitter: N/A
  • Facebook: Britney Sharp

 

 

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Shannon Smith

Shannon Smith

  • Age: N/A
  • Experience: Global philanthropy associate for JPMorgan Chase & Co, former analyst at the Federal Reserve System, 7th District, former legislative assistant and community advocate for Detroit City Council Member Raquel Castaneda-Lopez, Detroit Public Schools alumnus
  • Education:  Graduate of the University of Michigan
  • Campaign Website: VoteShannonSmith.com
  • Twitter: N/A
  • Facebook: Shannon Smith 4 DPSCD

 

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Corletta Vaughn

Corletta Vaughn

  • Age: N/A
  • Experience: Senior Pastor of the Holy Ghost Cathedral Church
  • Education:  Wayne State University, William Tyndale Bible College and Oral Roberts University
  • Campaign Website: N/A
  • Twitter: @BishopCVaughn
  • Facebook: Bishop Corletta Vaughn

 

 

 

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Detroit City Charter Commission


Perhaps the most mysterious section on Detroit’s November ballot is the one entitled “Charter Revision Commission” — a nine member delegation with the ability to make major changes to the City Charter. Learn about that process in the video below.

Read statements from the candidates here >>

 

 

 

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