Michigan is gearing up for a municipal primary on August 3. Communities will be voting on new mayors, city council members and proposals.
While presidential and gubernatorial elections tend to steal the spotlight, local elections are critical because they are the most likely to impact your day-to-day life. Your local leaders are making decisions that shape everything from public safety and education to how and when your trash is collected.
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WDET distributed surveys to candidates on the ballot in Dearborn, Detroit, Hamtramck, Highland Park, Pontiac and Sterling Heights to gain a deeper understanding of what’s motivating them to run.
Make an informed decision when you go to the voting booth. Get to know the candidates running for mayor, city council or city clerk in your area by selecting a link below:
- City Council - At Large
- City Council - District 1
- City Council - District 4
- City Council - District 7
Candidate Guide produced in collaboration with Detour Detroit.