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Your Voice, Your Vote
Flint Residents Head to the Polls Tuesday, Nov. 7
By Courier News Staff
(FLINT, MICH.) – Voting residents will have a say in the future of Flint when they go to the polls Tuesday, Nov. 7. Polls open at 7 a.m. and close at 8 p.m. Residents will decide whether Mayor Karen Weaver will finish out her term or be replaced by one of 17 opponents whose names will also appear on the ballot in response to a recall effort against Weaver. Candidates vying for the mayor’s job include, David Davenport, Chris Del Morone, Woody Etherly, Anderson L. Fernanders, Ray Hall, Ronald Higgerson, Brent Allan Jaworski, Ellery Johnson, Scott Kincaid, Sean MacIntyre, David W. Meier, Anthony Palladeno, Jr., Don Pfeiffer, Jeffrey L. Shelley, Al Wamsley, Angela Ward, and Arthur Woodson.
Weaver must win the most votes to remain in office and survive the recall effort. If she is unsuccessful, one of the 17 candidates securing the highest votes will be elected Flint’s new mayor and will take office as soon as the votes are certified.
Residents will also cast ballots for their choice of candidate running for city council. All nine city council seats are up for grabs. The candidates vying for city council include:
1st Ward
Incumbent: Eric Mays
Challenger: Anita L. Brown
2nd Ward
Incumbent: Jacqueline Poplar
Challenger: Maurice Davis
3rd Ward
Incumbent: Kerry Nelson
Challenger: Santino J. Guerra
4th Ward
Incumbent: Kate Fields
Challenger: Michael Doan
5th Ward
Incumbent: Wantwaz Davis
Challenger: Jerri Winfrey-Carter
6th Ward
Incumbent: Herbert Winfrey
Challenger: Chia Morgan
7th Ward
Incumbent: Monica Galloway
Challenger: Heather Kale
8th Ward
Joyce Ellis-McNeal and L. Allan Griggs are both vying for the 8th Ward seat. Incumbent Vicki VanBuren came up one vote short in the August primary election.
9th Ward
Only one name – Eva Worthing – will appear on the ballot for the 9th Ward. Scott Kincaid, who has held the 9th Ward seat for 32 years, will not appear on the ballot since opting to run for mayor instead. A judge earlier ruled that Kincaid must choose between running for mayor or council. Candidates seeking to run as a write-in were required to file a letter of intent with the city clerk’s office by 4 p.m. Oct. 27.

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