Election season is officially on.
Last week the deadline for candidates to file came and went.
There are several candidates from Hamtramck in the running, including two city councilmembers, Anam Miah and Saad Almasmari.
Miah is running for state senator while Almasmari is seeking to become a state representative.
Both seats are up for grabs.
This is going to be one very interesting election. Both races will require a run-off in the Aug. 7 Primary Election.
From our vantage point, Hamtramck candidates face an uphill battle. There are a number of familiar and longtime political figures who are vying for the seats. While we wish Hamtramck candidates good luck, they have a formidable challenge ahead.
But having said that, in politics anything can happen.
If both councilmembers are lucky and win their respective races, a major shake-up would occur in city council.
Also up for voters’ consideration is electing a district court judge. Alexis Krot was appointed by the governor to fill the judge’s role several months ago when longtime judge Paul Paruk resigned to take a new job.
Krot is facing a challenge from an attorney who recently moved here.
In the coming months The Review will publish our conversations with candidates. Stay informed, folks.
May 4, 2018