Election 2017

2017 is an election year, including the choice of a new mayor in Lansing. WKAR's coverage is compiled here, including conversations with city council candidates in Lansing and other elections in mid-Michigan this year.
 

Flint voters have approved updating the city's 43-year-old charter with changes including stronger ethics standards and a requirement to create a water bill assistance plan.

Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan and the son of a former mayor won the lion's share of Tuesday's non-partisan mayoral primary and will face off in a fall general election that will determine who will lead the city for the next four years. 

Eight candidates will compete for four Lansing City Council seats in November. They survived the August 8 primary that fielded 24 candidates. 


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Democrats Andy Schor and Judi Brown Clarke will face each other in November in a contest that will decide which one will become the next mayor of Lansing.


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Here are the latest Primary Election results for Tuesday, August 8, 2017 from the city of Lansing, Meridian Township plus Eaton, Jackson and Livingston Counties. 

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Lansing City Pulse publisher Berl Schwartz talked with WKAR's Kevin Lavery a day before the August 8, 2017 Lansing Mayoral Primary. He talked about the expected turnout for the mayoral and city council candidate races. 

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Votes are rolling in during today’s primary elections, but how is voter turnout?

 


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With Lansing's Mayoral primary on Tuesday, August 8, WKAR's Katie Cook reached out to all the candidates to discuss their priorities. Judi Brown Clarke, Michael Joseph Gillenkirk, Harold Leeman, Jr. and Andy Schor also responded. Daniel Trevino could not be reached for comment by deadine. 


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The fourth ward city council seat in Lansing will have a new face next year. Incumbent Jessica Yorko decided not to run for re-election. Yorko has endorsed Brian T. Jackson’s campaign for the post.


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A former Lansing Board of Water and Light commissioner who still works in the utility industry hopes to become Lansing’s next city council member representing Ward 2. WKAR’s conversations with candidates continue with Julee Rodocker, who expresses pride in her lifetime ties to the second ward.


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Rosalinda Hernandez, a pastor at I Am Ministries in Lansing, is running for one of two at-large seats on the Lansing city council this year. Along with her ministry, Hernandez is a chaplain with the Lansing Police Department.


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Kathie Dunbar is running for re-election to the at-large seat she has held on the Lansing city council since late 2005. She says she wants another term because “there’s never enough time to finish what’s going on.”

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An 18-year plumber in Lansing hopes that union support will help him win the second ward city council seat this year. Jeremy Garza is a safety director with the Plumbers and Pipefitters Union who serves on Lansing’s Plumbing Board.


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Social worker Amanda Bernés is running for the 4th ward seat on the Lansing city council up for grabs this year. Incumbent Jessica Yorko decided not to run for re-election.


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Four candidates vying to become the next mayor of Lansing fielded questions on city issues at a public forum Thursday night.

 


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