By Charles Sercombe
Mayor Karen Majewski once again beat challenger Abdul Algazali in a tight race. Algazali trailed Majewski by 98 votes.
In the city council race for the three four-year term seats, incumbent Mohammed Hassan was the top vote-getter. Also serving in this position are Andrea Karpinski, who was the second highest vote-getter, and Titus Walters.
In the partial term seat, Abu Musa beat Ian Perrotta by 95 votes.
Four years ago Algazali took on the Majewski for the mayor’s job and lost by 124 votes. Algazali is currently a city councilmember but his term will end on Dec. 31.
Also leaving at the end of the year is City Councilmember Cathie Gordon who opted to challenge Majewski instead of seeking re-election to city council. She came in a distant fourth-place in the August Primary Election.
This will be the third term for Majewski. Go to this link (thanks to Steve Paljusevic) to hear Majewski’s re-election speech:
November 8, 2013 at 3:54 pm
Congarts to Mayor Majewski.
November 9, 2013 at 4:02 am
Congrats !! Please Lead this city to right direction
November 9, 2013 at 11:24 am
It was a tight race. Congratulations to Mayor Majewski for winning the election. I am confident Hamtramck will be in better shape in coming years under Mayor Majewski’s leadership.
November 10, 2013 at 1:48 pm
Voters of Hamtramck showed they don’t discriminated based on race, color, sex or country of origin when it comes to select the right candidate for city Mayor. I hope city officials, both elected and non elected, reporters, cops and so on would act more responsibly in coming days and give citizens hope that they can count on them.
November 12, 2013 at 1:41 am
The problem with the mayor is her weak personality. How come she did not start an investigation on why Mohammed Hassan water was not shut off untill the FOIA request by the newspaper. Why was he treated specially by the water dept., while ordinary people’s water were shut off for non payment.
November 12, 2013 at 7:04 am
Thank you all for your kind words and commitment to Hamtramck. I’m very hopeful about our city, and your comments make me even more confident that we can build a community in which we pull together, support each other, and prosper. The city needs you all–your input, your experience, your expertise, your good will, and your service. For my part, the door of communication is always open–please feel free to get in touch with me with any issues or concerns, or just to say hi. We have a good community here, and you all make it so.
November 13, 2013 at 2:10 pm
The elected officials are not part of the internal operations of any department. That is the way the system works. The only way I or any council member would know about any individual resident’s water issues (or any other issue with the city, whether it’s taxes or code enforcement issues or parking tickets) is if someone tells us. Clearly someone tipped off the newspaper. But whoever that person was, he or she did not tip me off.
November 13, 2013 at 4:25 pm
Good wishes for the Mayor