This year the residents of Dearborn Heights have a chance to shape things to come in the City. For several months I’ve known that several of the City Council members are not running again for City Council. Councilwoman Horvath and Badalow told me months ago they wouldn’t be running again. I would like to say thank you for your years of service and dedication to our City I would like to thank them for giving the chance to others to serve their City and try running for office. Those Council members who are leaving will be missed, but I hope they will lend their selves in an advisory capacity to new Council members when elected. Your knowledge of our City will be invaluable to the City’s future Council members and I hope would be used when needed and given when asked for.
There are so many in our City well qualified to run for City Council I hope to see their names on the ballot come November. With so many seats opening up there is a real chance to get some very qualified people to the Council. Running against an incumbent candidate 90% of the time is a losing endeavor unless there is an issue surrounding the election. This time however there’s an open field something exciting about being able to shape something so significant in our City yes a real shift to The City’s government is on the way. We should all play a part in that shift either by running for one of those many seats opening up or by supporting those that do.
This is not the year to let a few thousand voters decide for you who could sit on the City Council for maybe the next 10 years. This election is already being cast as a small election many are already ‘writing it off’ saying
“no one is going to come out and vote.”
You know what that means the same people who make the decision in all the other small elections will be deciding this one too. Unless we get ourselves energized and organized then this years election will end up like all the others.
A small election is a local election on an off-year nothing on the national front to get people out to vote.
I find that funny considering a local election is as important as a national election. The Council race is important the Council ‘hold the purse strings’ and we need people who are independent thinkers. Candidates who will be a vote for the ‘residents’ and no one else. If your interested in running for office you can pick up a packet at the
City Clerks Office at City Hall