The primary election for Detroit is on Tuesday, Aug. 3. Janice Winfrey, the four-term incumbent, is being challenged by three candidates. The top two winners of this race will face off in a runoff in November. Beverly Kindle-Walker is a first-time candidate for the office and believes she can do the job better than Winfrey.
“It’s just a simple procedure of being accountable with your staffing who is manning the election board and is making sure we have pride in our work.” —Beverly Kindle-Walker
Listen: Beverly Kindle-Walker explains why she should be Detroit’s next city clerk.
Beverly Kindle-Walker is a legislative assistant to Wayne County Commissioner Tim Killeen and ran for the county treasurer position in prior elections. Kindle-Walker believes she can do a better job than Janice Winfrey at counting ballots and being responsible for absentee voting. “It’s just a simple procedure of being careful with your staffing, who is manning the election board and is making sure we have pride in our work,” she says.
Kindle-Walker adds she believes there is “corruption” in the process of collecting absentee ballots, but says there is no voter fraud and no one is voting twice.
As for how she would take on absentee ballot counting, Kindle-Walker says you need more people in the office who can make sure the application requests are processed in the mandated 24-hour turnaround time. To do this, she would use the COVID-19 relief money Detroit received from the federal government, as well as seek out funding from Detroit’s philanthropy sector as a sustained, “dedicated effort.”
Web story written by Dan Netter