2017 Detroit Primary Election

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DETROIT MUNICIPAL ELECTION

Mayor

The mayor is the leader of the Detroit’s government, proposing the budget, deciding what bills to approve (or veto), and appointing (or dismissing) department heads. Overall, the mayor sets the tone and policy goals for the city, so make sure you vote for a candidate whose vision aligns with yours.

Mayoral Candidates:


What makes you the best candidate to champion young voters?

Articia Bomer on the Issues

What in your background and/or experience makes you the most qualified for the role?

I do believe that the most qualified role of a mayor is someone who has leadership abilities. Also, someone who is caring. Thirdly, someone who is an inovater. In other words, adomeone who can re-invent a whole new blueprint for their broken city. I am that caring leader who can revitalize Detroit.

How would you ensure that voters, especially young voters and those from historically disenfranchised communities, have equal access to the ballot box?

I would spend a certain amount from the city’s budget to commercialize these voter efforts all throughout the course of an election up until the day to vote.
A reminder that will engrave in the minds of our new voters as well as seasoned voters.
"A Better Voter Confirmation System is Required"

How do you see your role in ensuring racial and social equity in Detroit and ensuring that development is done inclusively in the city?

I will see to it that jobs are:
• Created in Detroit
• Developed in Detroit
• Given To Detroiters before any other outside entity.

What is your vision for restorative justice?

• Hold Judges accountable for their abuse of discretion.
• Make sure juveniles are treated fairly and provided with a social worker before any interrogation
• Provide Proffessional Court appointed attorneys to those who are charged with crimes
Enforce the
"Innocent Until Proven Guilt

As mayor, would you take steps to combat climate change, and if so, what would they be?

I will campaign to promote a circular economy in Detroit in which plastic bottles are reused, refilled and recycled rather than used once and then thrown away.
• Incorporate "Recycling" education in schools.
• Build a mass amount of Youth ran recycling stations throughout Detroit

How would you balance the responsibility to fund and manage citywide water infrastructure, with the responsibility to ensure the health and welfare of residents?

Make citizens aware of any mechanical issues regarding our water systems early on before any outbreaks can occur.
Notify the public early on of any pipes and or construction work projects so that the public can prepare to store bottled water in leui of water shortage due to digging efforts.

As Mayor, what actions would you take to fight poverty in Detroit?

Provide more free community meals.
Provide more homeless shelters directly inside the communities.
Provide a new way of financial budgeting courses.
Hold Pastors and city leaders accountable for feeding their immediate community areas.

What advice would you give your 18-year-old self?

• Prepare for the future
• Invest in your future
• Obtain financial stability
• Stay hip and trendy
• Volunteer your time in the community
• Help the youth
• Help the seniors
• Continue to be a leader
• RUN FOR MAYOR SOMEDAY


What makes you the best candidate to champion young voters?

ANGELO BROWN on the Issues


What makes you the best candidate to champion young voters?

EDWARD D. DEAN on the Issues

What in your background and/or experience makes you the most qualified for the role?

I currently run a successful non-profit in the city of Detroit where I am responsible for serving the citizens of the community and delegating responsibilities for successful expansion. I am also a minister and a full time father. I believe all of these make me a qualified candidate.

How would you ensure that voters, especially young voters and those from historically disenfranchised communities, have equal access to the ballot box?

I will make sure that I put a plan in place that will cut the time and decrease the long lines, making voting at the polls more easy.

How do you see your role in ensuring racial and social equity in Detroit and ensuring that development is done inclusively in the city?

That is my primary responsibility and I will lead that charge at every turn.

What is your vision for restorative justice?

To lead the charge to make sure their our opportunities to our men and women who have made mistakes in their lives and served their times. We cannot forget about them.

As mayor, would you take steps to combat climate change, and if so, what would they be?

I would adopt and implement National guidelines for lowering emissions in all city operations.

How would you balance the responsibility to fund and manage citywide water infrastructure, with the responsibility to ensure the health and welfare of residents?

Taking measures to reduce operational cost and seek federal funding to assist Detroiters with payment.

As Mayor, what actions would you take to fight poverty in Detroit?

By working to increase jobs, job training programs, entrepreneurship programs and building small businesses.

What advice would you give your 18-year-old self?

Research and do not believe everything I read.


What makes you the best candidate to champion young voters?

MIKE DUGGAN on the Issues

What in your background and/or experience makes you the most qualified for the role?

No response.

How would you ensure that voters, especially young voters and those from historically disenfranchised communities, have equal access to the ballot box?

No response.

How do you see your role in ensuring racial and social equity in Detroit and ensuring that development is done inclusively in the city?

No response.

What is your vision for restorative justice?

No response.

As mayor, would you take steps to combat climate change, and if so, what would they be?

No response.

How would you balance the responsibility to fund and manage citywide water infrastructure, with the responsibility to ensure the health and welfare of residents?

No response.

As Mayor, what actions would you take to fight poverty in Detroit?

No response.

What advice would you give your 18-year-old self?

No response.


What makes you the best candidate to champion young voters?

Curtis Christopher Greene on the Issues

What in your background and/or experience makes you the most qualified for the role?

I’ve been in politics for four years and I’ve done over 50 years in political research. It’s taken me to overcome some amazing odds to be in a position for anybody to even consider voting for me though I have earned nine doctoral credits. I’m the change Detroit wants to see I’m the American dream!!

How would you ensure that voters, especially young voters and those from historically disenfranchised communities, have equal access to the ballot box?

It’s important that we register to vote and make sure we contact the department for elections to see that the equipment being used for elections is up-to-date because if no grievances aren’t made a disaster like what happened in presidential election it can happen again.

How do you see your role in ensuring racial and social equity in Detroit and ensuring that development is done inclusively in the city?

I will ensure that the 47,000 businesses in Detroit get access to capital that non-black business get from lenders and government subsidizes. Also I will fight for minority businesses to get their fair share of city contracts. Minorities will be a part of the resurgence on my watch.

What is your vision for restorative justice?

In my 7-Point plan to rebuild Detroit the "Halo Incentive" will give people that have felonies a chance at meaningful employment in the private sector after earning degrees and other credentials that qualify them to do the work. This will drastically bring down the crime rate down.

As mayor, would you take steps to combat climate change, and if so, what would they be?

I will ensure that companies that are polluters follow the environmental quality standards of "ISO 14000" to make sure our city is green as possible for all our sakes. Because contrary to what our great president thinks global warming is not a hoax created by Chinese.

How would you balance the responsibility to fund and manage citywide water infrastructure, with the responsibility to ensure the health and welfare of residents?

I will make sure that the water board has all the necessary revenue to prevent a water crisis as well as appoint individuals that are qualified to run the water board. The water is the lifeblood of the community and I’ll create more social programs to prevent water shut-off for people in need.

As Mayor, what actions would you take to fight poverty in Detroit?

I will fight to help residents find meaningful employment where they can earn enough money to one day start their own businesses so they will not have to live check-to-check. also I will ensure that college graduates can find employment in the city that matches their degrees.

What advice would you give your 18-year-old self?

Don’t get caught up with the wrong crowds be out-going but stay to yourself. Don’t take Maryce to prom and don’t take Kierra serious. Don’t hang out on graduation night after you eat at the restaurant go home and stay there.


What makes you the best candidate to champion young voters?

DONNA MARIE PITTS on the Issues


What makes you the best candidate to champion young voters?

DANETTA L. SIMPSON on the Issues

What in your background and/or experience makes you the most qualified for the role?

No response.

How would you ensure that voters, especially young voters and those from historically disenfranchised communities, have equal access to the ballot box?

No response.

How do you see your role in ensuring racial and social equity in Detroit and ensuring that development is done inclusively in the city?

No response.

What is your vision for restorative justice?

No response.

As mayor, would you take steps to combat climate change, and if so, what would they be?

No response.

How would you balance the responsibility to fund and manage citywide water infrastructure, with the responsibility to ensure the health and welfare of residents?

No response.

As Mayor, what actions would you take to fight poverty in Detroit?

No response.

What advice would you give your 18-year-old self?

No response.


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