By Charles Sercombe
Tuesday’s General Election results are in and Mayor Karen Majewski has won a fourth term.
And in the city council race, both incumbents Andrea Karpinski and Ian Perrotta will return with a new member, Fadel Al-Marsoumi.
Councilmember Mohammed Hassan lost his bid to unseat Mayor Majewski by a 2-1 margin.
Karpinski was the top vote-getter in the August Primary Election and remained the number one vote-getter in Tuesday’s election. Perrotta moved up one notch from the primary election from third place to second.
Council candidate Nayeem Choudhury came in second in the primary election, but fell to fourth-place finisher in this election.
He has apparently come under a Michigan State Police investigation into election fraud over the handling of absentee ballots. No charges have been filed against him.
Despite the growing voter influence of the Bangladeshi and Yemeni communities, none of the candidates from their communities were elected. Council-elect Al-Marsoumi’s family is from Iraq.
All of those elected ran as a slate.
The total voter turnout was not immediately known, but it was believed to be over 3,000. The total number of absentee ballots was also not immediately known.
We will have more about the election in this Friday’s issue (Nov. 10) of The Review.
Election result breakdown …
Karen Majewski, 1,960 (61.23%)
Mohammed Hassan, 1,231 (38.46%)
City Council election:
*Andrea Karpinski, 1,410 (18.8%)
*Ian Perrotta, 1,283 (17.11%)
*Fadel Al-Marsoumi, 1,252 (16.69%)
Monzural Karim, 1,183 (15.77%)
Nayeem Leon Choudhury, 1,178 (15.71%)
Mohammed Al-Somiri, 1,172 (15.63%)
*Indicates the top three finishers, who will now serve on the new city council term that starts on Jan. 1, 2018.
Published November 8, 2017