By the time we went to print, the correct version of Hamtramck’s absentee ballots have been mailed out.
With that in mind, we offer our endorsements for the Aug. 6 Primary Election.
However, and this is a big however, we can only endorse one of the three races on the ballot. That’s because we wish to avoid an appearance of a conflict of interest. John Ulaj, the owner of The Review newspaper, is a candidate for mayor, and Review copy editor Ian Perrotta is a candidate for the two-year council seat.
That leaves us with making an endorsement for the four-year council seat. In this race there are two empty seats to fill, and there are 10 candidates vying to face off in the November General Election.
Voters can vote for no more than three candidates in this field.
(Editor’s note: In the print version of the newspaper we erroneously said voters can vote for no more than six candidates. That information came from the first printing of ballots that contained numerous errors.)
We recommend voters select the following candidates for the four-year council seats:
Jewel Mohammed, Titus Walters, and Andrea Karpinski.
We also urge voters to also consider Armani Asad and Anthony Liggett.
We are not recommending the only incumbent council candidate, Mohammed Hassan because in our view he has been part of the problem and dysfunction in city hall.
We think any of the above candidates will help in the transition of this city while it is under the control of an emergency manager. And since the emergency manager has just a year to do her job, whoever wins in November will be back in control shortly.
Choose wisely, voters, and remember to vote on Aug. 6.