Ferndale Mayor Coulter Unopposed, Three to Vie for Two Open Council Seats in Nov. Election

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(Crystal A. Proxmire, July 21, 2015)

Ferndale City Clerk Marne McGrath has confirmed the candidates for the Nov. 3, 2015 Election.

Mayor Dave Coulter is unopposed for Mayor. Incumbent City Councilperson Dan Martin is seeking re-election. Councilperson Mike Lennon has decided not to run again.

royal_servicesRaylon Leaks-May and William White will also be on the ballot for City Council. Leaks-May is currently a Trustee of the Ferndale School Board.

“Although I’m unopposed, I still look forward to talking with residents this fall about issues important to them and to our city. I plan to campaign on behalf of Dan Martin and Raylon Leaks-May, so I know that will give me lots of opportunities to engage voters and hear what’s on their minds,” said Mayor Coulter.Reid_Sally_115

When asked why he is running again, Councilperson Martin said “I am running for re-election to continue the work I started 4 years ago.   I am passionate about this community.  We really have a great City and I want to focus on keeping Ferndale a tremendous place to live, raise a family, work and play.”

Leaks-May stated “I have chosen to run for City Council because I believe  will bring a unique and different perspective to council. I am a 25 year resident, mother of five and currently serve on the Ferndale Schools Board of Education. I see opportunities for our community to invest in affordable housing and the option for our seniors, young adults and families to age in place should they choose to do so. I want to be part of the conversations regarding  smart developmental options for our community and  I believe that our residents deserve to be included in those conversations! ”

White explained why he is running, saying “I’ve decided to run for City Council, because I’ve lived in Ferndale for 27 years. My wife and I have raised our three sons here. I feel the police, fire, and city employees are one of the best in the state of Michigan. I also feel Ferndale is moving in the right direction for younger people to purchase affordable housing. I want to be a part of Ferndale growth in the future and become the best city in Michigan to live in.”

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Note: This story has been updated to include quotes from all candidates.

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