Breaking news: Hamtramck city council election results

Nayeem Choudhury was the top vote-getter in Tuesday’s city council election.


By Charles Sercombe
Hamtramck has three new city councilmembers
In the council election held today (Tuesday, Nov. 5), Nayeem Choudhury, Mohammed Hassan and Mohammed Alsomiri were the top three vote-getters in the field of six candidates vying for three seats on council.
And for the second time in a row, since the August primary election, an incumbent councilmember, Saad Almasmari, was knocked out of the race.
In the August primary, Councilmembers Anam Miah and Abu Musa lost their bid for re-election.
One of the new councilmembers is familiar to city politics.
Hassan is a former councilmember who a few years ago decided not to seek re-election and instead challenged Mayor Karen Majewski for her job.
He lost that election.
Here are the results of Tuesday’s election.
Nayeem Choudhury … 1,380
Mohammed Hassan … 1,209
Mohammed Alsomiri … 1,113
Saad Almasmari … 1,086
Carrie Beth Lasley … 847
Robert Zwolak … 813
Those seeking election results on the city’s website won’t find them. The city does not post the results. Instead, the city clerk sends the results to the Wayne County Election Clerk. But as of 10 p.m., the county had not posted the absentee ballot results.
The city council race was the only ballot issue for Hamtramck voters.
Nov. 5, 2019

5 Responses to Breaking news: Hamtramck city council election results

  1. Nasr Hussain

    November 5, 2019 at 10:13 pm

    A thing to note is that the highest vote-getters are the ones who stand against recreational marijuana, respecting the will of the voters who have chosen not to approve it
    in the last referendum.

  2. Roadman

    November 5, 2019 at 11:05 pm

    Was down at Aladdin Restaurant on Conant Avenue tonight where Nayeem Choudhury and Mohammed Hassan were celebrating their respective victories with well-wishers.

    Mr. Hassan was on pins and needles early in the evening until the absentee ballots put him over the top.

  3. Resident

    November 6, 2019 at 9:56 pm

    Surprise outcome!!! Didn’t see Almasmari losing. That’s a shocker!!! Clean slate!!!! Who is gonna be Mayor Pro Tem? Hardly can wait to find out.

  4. Fatema Hossain

    November 14, 2019 at 12:10 pm

    It is believed that Fadel Al-Marsoumi is going to be chosen as the new Mayor Pro Tempore of the City of Hamtramck.

    When Fadel was first elected in November of 2017 he made it a point to diligently study the City Charter and the Robert’s Rules of Order so as to be prepared on how City Council operates. Given this and his two years of experience on City Council he is the only logical choice.

  5. Resident

    November 23, 2019 at 1:15 am

    Fadel is a newbie… Andrea would be the best. If the newly elected council members are able to get past the diving line and choose objectively, they would be coming to the same conclusion.

    – Resident

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