Some of Michigan’s largest cities elect mayors, council members

Voters across Michigan went to the polls yesterday. State Representative Sheldon Neely defeated incumbent Flint Mayor Karen Weaver by only a few hundred votes. Neely will need to resign form the legislature in order to serve as mayor of Flint. Warren’s mayor will stay the same. Jim Fouts has earned a fourth term, receiving over 57% of the vote in Warren. Lansing and East Lansing city councils were also up for election. The incumbents were successful in Lansing but the advantage went to the challengers in East Lansing. Mayor Mark Meadows was re-elected mayor of East Lansing, but only by two votes. Rosalynn Bliss will be elected as Grand Rapids’ mayor, receiving 83% of the vote.