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Rep. Brenda Lawrence’s retirement leaves the new 13th wide open, a district that includes Detroit’s downtown and Midtown and stretches from Downriver to the Grosse Pointes.
“The biggest obstacle to moving Pontiac forward is and has been a discord between the mayor and city council,” Greimel says.
Although viewed by many as the “capital of Arab America,” Dearborn has never had an Arab American or Muslim mayor — until now.
The relocation of the memorial sparked controversy earlier this year. Tom Roth spearheaded a legal fight against the city’s repositioning, which prompted Roth to run for mayor. Roth lost to incumbent candidate Michael Fournier.
Between retirements and resignations, about half of the nine-person council will feature new faces when members take office in January.
The state representative is the city’s first Arab American and Muslim mayor. “While the night marks the first of many, we never ran to be the first, we ran to be the best,” Hammoud told supporters.
Challenger Amer Ghalib won by a wide margin, securing 68% of the vote to incumbent Mayor Karen Majewski’s 31%. Hamtramck also has three new City Council members: Khalil Refai, Amanda Jaczkowski and Adam Albarmaki.
Advocates around the state have coalesced around Decriminalize Nature Michigan, a group supporting the acceptance of entheogenic plants and fungi. In Detroit, the group led a petition drive to place Proposal E on the ballot this November.
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He is the second mayor in the city’s history to win a third term since Coleman A. Young, who served five terms. “The faith that the people of this city have placed in me just makes me feel enormous responsibility to deliver,” he told supporters Tuesday.
Municipal elections are taking place across Michigan today. Last year, a contentious presidential election led to many supporters of former President Donald Trump refusing to accept those results.
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