That’s a good question. Not being a Detroit resident, it’s probably not my place to answer. Despite recent city council candidates poll results, I can say who Detroiters should not elect to council.
- Charles Pugh—The man quit a good paying job to seek a council seat in a city with a $300 million budget deficit. Now his condo’s in foreclosure. Doens’t seem like he’s got the answers, does it?
- Incumbent Alberta Tinsley-Talabi—too little, too late
- Incumbent Kwame Kenyatta—wanted to block the Cobo deal
- Incumbent JoAnn Watson—tax cheat and wanted to block the Cobo deal
- Incumbent Brenda Jones—obstructed police investigation
- Saunteel Jenkins—called Kilpatrick Chief of Staff Christine Beatty after a drunk driver hit her car; went to school with Kilpatrick and Beatty
- James Tate—the former Kilpatrick spokesman denied the City of Detroit was providing a Lincoln Navigator to Carlita Kilpatrick
The moral of the story? Don’t vote for the incumbent just because. Chances are they don’t actually represent you, but rather some other or special interest. In Detroit, this is the difference between moving forward or falling behind.