Election 2013: Mayor Virg Bernero responds to audit criticism, touts record

Oct 30, 2013

Lansing mayor Virg Bernero (right), says the timing of a story in today's Lansing State Journal about incomplete audits is political, and was stirred up by city council president Carol Wood.
Credit Scott Pohl/WKAR

Our Election 2013 coverage continues today with a look at the race for mayor in Lansing. Virg Bernero was first elected mayor in 2005. He was re-elected in 2009, and he’s now running for a third term.

In 2010, he was the Democratic Party nominee for governor, a race he lost to Rick Snyder.

He touts a record of balancing budgets without raising taxes.

In the August primary, he got almost 67% of the vote, and on November 5th, he’s up against former council member Harold Leeman Jr. in the mayor’s race. Leeman will appear on Current State on Friday.