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KNOW YOUR CANDIDATES

General Election is November 6th

 

September 10, 2020

This is your opportunity to get to know the people that will be on the November ballot. Check back each week to learn about more candidates.

KIMBERLY ALEXANDER

CANDIDATE FOR

ECORSE CITY COUNCIL

. WHY DID YOU DECIDE TO RUN FOR THIS POSITION?

I decided to run for a position on the Ecorse City Council to bring diversity; being born and reared, in Ecorse as a woman of color. I am dedicated to ensuring that all issues are addressed on a diverse platform while moving our city forward.

2. WHAT EXPERIENCE/QUALIFICATIONS DO YOU HAVE THAT MAKES YOU QUALIFIED FOR THIS POSITION?.

I have twenty-two year's experience working in the Financial Services industry. My work in risk and compliance provides me with the critical eye to understand and navigate us through challenging times.

3. WHAT DO YOU SEE AS TWO OF THE BIGGEST PROBLEMS FACING THE PEOPLE THAT YOU WANT TO SERVE?

One of the areas of concern for me is the Jefferson Avenue corridor which is our 'downtown.' My remedy for this is me taking an active role in development with the City of Ecorse's Downtown Development Authority, which is currently in the works which will bringing vibrancy back to Jefferson Avenue. The second issue would be working with our mayor in aims to acquire additional financial resources to repair the infrastructure of the water and sewage issues facing our city's residents.

4. WHAT ORGANIZATIONS ARE YOU INVOLVED IN?

Organizations that I engage with are Junior Achievement of southeastern Michigan which teaches and promotes financial literacy to our youth. I have also been a volunteer at Ecorse Community High School. Additionally I volunteer with Crossroads of Michigan where I prepare and serve meals on a regular basis.

5. WHERE DID YOU GO TO HIGH SCHOOL? COLLEGE?

I am proud graduate of Ecorse High School thereafter earning a Bachelor of Science degree from Central Michigan University.

6. WHY SHOULD PEOPLE VOTE FOR YOU?

The reason you should vote for me is that I am a lifelong resident of the city of Ecorse and I value my city. I took the steps necessary because I want to actively engage in continuing to move the city of Ecorse forward so that we appeal to new future residents and businesses that want to come into our community and contribute to Ecorse's growth and progression.

ROBERT HELLAR

CANDIDATE FOR

ECORSE ASSESSOR

1. WHY DID YOU DECIDE TO RUN FOR THIS POSITION?

I love the people of Ecorse and the City of Ecorse.

2. WHAT EXPERIENCE/QUALIFICATIONS DO YOU HAVE THAT MAKES YOU QUALIFIED FOR THIS POSITION?

I have 10 years of experience as an Assessor and I have been involved with the City of Ecorse since 1966.

KIMBERLY ALEXANDER CANDIDATE FOR ECORSE CITY COUNCIL

3. WHAT DO YOU SEE AS TWO OF THE BIGGEST PROBLEMS FACING THE PEOPLE THAT YOU WANT TO SERVE?

Transient citizens & Renters

5. WHERE DID YOU GO TO HIGH SCHOOL? COLLEGE?

Ecorse High School and Michigan Tech University

6.WHY SHOULD PEOPLE VOTE FOR YOU?

I help the citizens and serve them and not myself.

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