The August 5th Primary ballot features a number of races that will determine who will ultimately win in November.
Let’s start with the State Senate seat for the 2nd District. This is a run-off of four Democratic Party candidates, including incumbent Bert Johnson.
The winner of this race will face-off with the Republican challenger in November, but since this district, which includes Hamtramck, is heavily Democratic, the Democratic candidate who wins in August will go on to serve.
We find it interesting that the race includes a Hamtramck resident, Taras Nykoriak, who usually runs as a Republican.
Also running is former state Rep. John Olumba, who previously said he had quit the Democratic Party.
When it comes to these two candidates it appears that when you’re out of a job things like party loyalty mean nothing.
Sen. BERT JOHNSON has served our district well and is head and shoulders above his opponents. Vote for JOHNSON.
In the local State Rep. race, incumbent Rose Mary Robinson is facing Democratic challenger Mohammed Hassan. Hassan is currently a member of the Hamtramck City Council.
In general, Hassan has been an embarrassment to the community. He has claimed he could fix the city’s financial problems with a two-page spread sheet when in reality he can’t even keep his own financial house in order.
Hassan not only fell behind on his water bill but also fell behind in a payment plan to avoid having his service cut off.
Hassan also fails to play by the rules. He was fined for not submitting financial records for the last time he ran for the State Rep. seat.
He is, in short, a hypocrite and a deadbeat. Return ROSE MARY ROBINSON to the state legislature.
In the Wayne County Commission race for our district, Martha Scott is seeking re-election. Scott has long served our community, and she deserves another term. Vote for MARTHA SCOTT.