Tonight was special maybe it’s because I’ve known him since he was in middle school or maybe it’s because so many of the young professionals I saw in that room I’ve known since they were in elementary or middle school whatever the reason tonight was special. Tonight was the campaign kickoff for Mo Baydoun who is running for Dearborn Heights City Council. I pulled into the parking lot at 6:15 pm the event started at 6:00 pm the parking lot was packed. After driving around the parking lot three times I found a spot. The room was packed and more were coming and what was most impressive was the room was full of young professionals all there to support their friend. Rightly so Mo Baydoun has got one of those personalities you just can’t help, but smile when he starts talking. So much passion and so sincere with the drive to make this City better then it is now.
I’ve waited a long time to see a young professional run for City Council. I’ve said for years we need someone who is young someone who can relate to the young professionals in our City. Someone who understands what they are looking for in a City that they would like to call home and start a family with. I didn’t just want any young professional to run nor would I just support anyone because they are young and sorely needed on our City Council.
Throughout my last few years I have grounded myself in building a foundation based off of the merits of education and compassion. Educated in the laws of our great country and more specifically our beloved city. However, even more, compassionate to the community it holds. Throughout this course I worked relentlessly to pave a road that would ultimately lead me to the position I seek today. Brick by brick through adversity and hardships many can relate to, we have finally arrived to our next stop. City council is an essential position to strengthening our community, and it is here I’d like to start. However, this is a community effort and my desire is for our voices to echo as one. There is no me without you.” – Mo Baydoun
Over the years I’ve gone to many campaign fundraisers and kickoffs I’ve never written about one of them here. Not because I didn’t support that person’s effort, but tonight was different. Tonight when talking with those of the same age as myself ‘older.’ I kept hearing the same thing “it’s exciting”, “it’s impressive”, “they are going to do good things.” I had someone tell me that they are so happy to see that the young professionals are now stepping up to take their place in the City. It’s time Dearborn Heights to put a young professional on our City Council we ask them to get involved he is and so are all of those that were in the room tonight. Let’s show them we support them we can’t just ask them to do it and when someone does we turn our backs on them. It’s Time.
Mo is Currently a business Manager, has government experience, Educated at U of M, Wayne State University and Graduated with a “MASTERS OF PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION” from CMU.
I’d all so like to say something about another candidate for City Council I got to meet tonight. Jeff Mallad and was impressed with this man very well spoken and I was impressed with what he had to say. Please take a minute to visit his website link is above. I really think we are lucky this election season to have so many qualified candidates running for office. Bill Bazzi another well-qualified candidate you can visit his Facebook page here I will post a full list of Candidates websites/Facebook pages as I get them.