We have a feeling that folks who are into Hamtramck politics will be talking about last week’s election results for years to come.
Last week we called it a “stunning” victory for Mayor Karen Majewski, who won her fourth term in office, and her slate of city council candidates.
The entire slate was voted in, which includes council incumbents Andrea Karpinski and Ian Perrotta and newcomer Fadel Al-Marsoumi.
A hearty congratulation goes out to the candidates along with our wish that they will continue to work together in making improvements to Hamtramck. We have had a rough last couple of years on city council for a variety of reasons.
We’re not finger-pointing here, just noting that there has been a serious division among councilmembers and the former administration.
This political discord has not helped transition the city from the control of a state-appointed financial advisory board back to local control.
This should be the ultimate goal in the coming two years.
The election results on Tuesday reflect that our ethnic communities can reach across political boundaries. This was a show of unity among voters, who rose above petty partisan politics and selected the best to represent Hamtramck.
Our elected leaders need to capitalize on this spirit and prove to the voters they made a wise choice.
There is a lot of good will being expressed, let’s not squander this chance.
Published November 17, 2017