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Breaking news: School Board election results

Center: A man who identified himself as an election challenger looks over the results in Hamtramck City Hall of Tuesday's Hamtramck election results. The man threatened to "file" for having his photograph taken.

Hamtramck attorney Ruhul Mumen (center), who identified himself as an election challenger, looks over the Hamtramck election results in Hamtramck City Hall Tuesday night. Mumen threatened to “file” for having his photograph taken by a Review reporter.

By Charles Sercombe
Tuesday’s School Board election results are in, and we have some new faces on the board, and two current boardmembers are now kicked off.
In the regular six-year term, the three top winners, in order, are: Evan Major, Mohammad Huda and Dennis Lukas.
Huda’s residency status came into question last week following an investigative report by The Review. He owns a home in Warren where he claims a 100-percent Homestead tax exemption. To claim that exemption, he has to own and occupy it, according to state law.
He also, according to his voter registration record, claims to be a resident of Hamtramck.
Warren’s Assessment Department said it will be investigating Huda’s Homestead status claim. He could be responsible to pay up to 18 mills in school taxes that he was exempt from paying for up to the last three years.
Incumbent Alan Shulgon was knocked out of this race.
In the partial term with four years remaining, the sole winner is Ataur Khan. Khan is an unknown in Hamtramck political circles and did not return a Review candidate survey on school issues.
Incumbent Eric Burkman was knocked out, coming right behind former city councilmember Cathie Gordon.
In the partial term with two years remaining, former public schools employee Jackie Starr won.
A total of 3,702 votes were cast.
Here’s the breakdown of the election results:
Six-year term:
Saad A. Almasmari, 803
Mohammad Huda, 1,268
M. Alwey Hussein, 588
Dennis Lukas, 1,222
Evan Major, 1,334
Anam Miah, 1,177
Nasir Sabuj, 1,019
Alan Shulgon, 986

Partial term, four years:
Anwar S. Almasmari, 714
Eric M. Burkman, 653
Cathie Ladzinski Gordon, 791
Ataur Khan, 1,018

Partial term, two years:
Omar Saleh Almasmari, 919
Ripon Ahmed Lasker, 992
Jackie Starr, 1,176

11 Responses to Breaking news: School Board election results

  1. Angela T.

    November 5, 2014 at 8:47 am

    I would have voted for the Almasmaris, for sure. Not sure that Cathie Gordon is still in touch with what our children’s education entails. I do believe a fresh perspective is in order.

  2. Sayeda Ali

    November 5, 2014 at 9:15 am

    Absolutely disgusted that Mohammed Huda won…I am a Bengali and I was not going to be psychologically blackmailed into voting for this man like the others in the community were. He doesn’t even live in Hamtramck! His child does not attend Hamtramck schools! What does he know about the school district and the students in it?
    Never will you see this man in the area interacting with the young people…he ran (and won) for his own personal gain. As a graduate from the Hamtramck Public School system I am OUTRAGED and DISGUSTED and definitely disappointed in this result.

  3. Richard Hyska

    November 5, 2014 at 10:47 am

    Congratulation to the winners!

  4. Richard Hyska

    November 5, 2014 at 10:49 am

    Congratulations to the winners, Now let’s make all Hamtramck students winners in their education.

  5. Onu Rai

    November 5, 2014 at 12:03 pm

    Congratulation to all the winners!

  6. Susan Dunn

    November 5, 2014 at 12:23 pm

    So the full board now is who?

  7. csercombe

    November 5, 2014 at 12:27 pm

    The other two boardmembers, who were not up for re-election, are maggie srodek and hedy shulgon.

  8. Joe Blow

    November 6, 2014 at 8:22 pm

    Charles Sercombe, can you please post your picture with your article? I want to see the man behind the article.

  9. csercombe

    November 7, 2014 at 10:23 am

    Sure Joe, as soon as you use your real name!

  10. Marwan

    November 10, 2014 at 12:06 pm

    Mohammed Huda and Ataur Khan should resign from school board if they want any good for the city. Gave wrong information to voters that doesn’t understand anything about voting and took advantage. Election Day there phone calls was about lowering houses and businesses tax but they are running for school board. The right people needs to go after them and put them down from the school board. After all the city and the residents needs to know they are not the right candidates. Hopefully, we don’t see any candidates like this for the future election. Please if your not qualified don’t ‘RUN’ for any public election that’s a big help for the city of Hamtramck.

  11. Marwan

    November 10, 2014 at 12:09 pm

    Mohammed Huda and Ataur Khan should resign from school board if they want any good for the city. After all the city and the residents needs to know they are not the right candidates. Hopefully, we don’t see any candidates like this for the future election. Please if your not qualified don’t ‘RUN’ for any any public election that’s a big help for the city of Hamtramck.

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