Election 2017

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Courtesy photo / Jessica Yorko

UPDATE: On March 29, 4th ward Lansing city council member Jessica Yorko announced via Facebook that, due to medical reasons, she has decided not to file to run for another term.

We continue our conversations with Lansing city council candidates today with 4th ward incumbent Jessica Yorko.


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Scott Pohl / WKAR-MSU

We continue our conversations with candidates for Lansing city council today with the youngest announced candidate to this point, Michael Ruddock. He’s a 23-year old senior in MSU’s James Madison College who expects to graduate in May.


Judi Brown-Clarke standing at podium
Mark Bashore / WKAR-MSU

Saying “I am ready to get started,” Lansing city council member Judi Brown-Clarke announced Thursday she is a candidate for mayor. 

The Olympic medal winner said she’s received encouragement to run for the post from “across the city.”

She said she will roll out a detailed plan to move the city forward “very shortly.”

Brown-Clarke says a priority would be to cultivate regionalism.

“There’s absolutely no way we can accomplish what we’re attempting to without regional cooperation and partnership,” she said.

State Rep Schor to announce Mayoral plans

Feb 21, 2017
City of Lansing seal and flags displayed
WKAR-MSU

This year’s mayor’s race in Lansing should become clearer on Wednesday.

That’s when Democratic State Representative Andy Schor has said he will announce his decision at a Lansing coffee shop.

Schor is serving his third term representing Lansing in the State House and spent a decade on the Ingham County Board of Commissioners.

Schor says he will announce his decision at Strange Matter coffee on Michigan Avenue at 11 am.

Mayor Virg Bernero has announced he intends to run for a 4th term.

James McClurken photo
Scott Pohl / WKAR-MSU

We continue our conversations with Lansing city council candidates today with James McClurken. He’s running against incumbent Jessica Yorko, who is expected to run for re-election in the fourth ward.


Christopher Jackson photo
Scott Pohl / WKAR-MSU

WKAR’s conversations with Lansing city council candidates continue with newcomer Christopher Jackson. He’s running for an at-large seat.


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WKAR File Photo

WKAR’s conversations with Lansing city council candidates continue today with Peter Spadafore, who’s running for an at-large seat.


Jim DeLine photo
Courtesy photo

The campaign for the Lansing city council this year is beginning to take shape. WKAR will talk with the candidates as they emerge, and we begin today with Jim DeLine. He retired last year as Lansing’s internal auditor, and he hopes to bring what he calls his “deep financial background” to the council.

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Yesterday, WKAR's Scott Pohl talked with Lansing City Pulse publisher Berl Schwartz about the 2017 race for mayor in Lansing. Today, they turn their attention to the four city council seats up for grabs.

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Scott Pohl / WKAR-MSU

With the arrival of the new year, it's time to consider another election in Lansing. We talk with Lansing City Pulse publisher Berl Schwartz about the race for mayor.


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