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Old 08-04-2017, 10:36 AM
 
Location: Idaho
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I guess it is better to know they are felons prior to election vs. finding out they are felons after they leave office; Kwame Kilpatrick comes to mind.

Half of Detroit mayoral candidates are felons
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Old 08-04-2017, 11:49 AM
 
Location: Ann Arbor MI
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It will be curious to see who gets how many votes.
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Old 08-04-2017, 12:00 PM
 
Location: Grosse Ile Michigan
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Is it better than South Lyon where they cannot find anyone who wants to be mayor? No one files to run for South Lyon mayor; only four seek three council seats
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Old 08-04-2017, 12:03 PM
 
Location: Pure Michigan!
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“Black marks on your record show you have lived a little and have overcome some challenges,” said Bowens, a former press secretary to Detroit Mayor Dennis Archer and NAACP activist.

They also show that you have made very bad choices and defied the law and probably aren't the best candidate to lead a huge city that needs strong, wise, and honest leadership now more than ever.

There was a time when a criminal record disqualified a person from running for public office. No one is saying that felons don't deserve a second chance, but to be put in charge of something as huge and complicated as the city of Detroit? It takes gall to even run with a criminal background, doesn't it? I hope the citizens of Detroit don't think that it's ok to put another Kwame in office, especially with the way that the ship is finally being righted after all these years.
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Old 08-04-2017, 12:07 PM
 
Location: Pure Michigan!
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Is it better than South Lyon where they cannot find anyone who wants to be mayor? No one files to run for South Lyon mayor; only four seek three council seats
No.

I wonder why no one wants to be mayor of South Lyon? I don't live in that area but from what I read here and elsewhere it is one of the hot, booming places to be right now. Maybe it doesn't pay enough to maintain the lifestyle of living in one of the pricey new subdivisions out there.
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Old 08-04-2017, 12:38 PM
 
Location: Metro Detroit
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Let's be honest here. This race is between the ethical, and proven incumbent - Mike Duggan. And his prime challenger, Joel Loving - a guy who wants to build a sci-fi hyperloop to stimulate the economy and who changed his name to Coleman Young, in order to gain recognition points, despite having little relationship to his biological father beyond genetics. The others running for mayor are doing so to gain recognition, or for their own personal egos.

Duggan will be mayor for 4 more years.
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Old 08-04-2017, 12:54 PM
 
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Only half?

I guess the hype about Detroit coming back is true!
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Old 08-04-2017, 01:02 PM
 
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I pay Detroit city taxes because I work in the city yet I don't get to vote in city elections. It's Taxation without representation.
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Old 08-04-2017, 10:26 PM
 
Location: Here.
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Why would a good person want to get into politics?
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Old 08-05-2017, 07:17 AM
 
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I pay Detroit city taxes because I work in the city yet I don't get to vote in city elections. It's Taxation without representation.
So either quit your job in Detroit so as to stop paying Detroit taxes, or move to Detroit and start voting.

Either way, problem solved.
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