Lansing council member Judi Brown-Clarke announces run for mayor

Mar 2, 2017

Saying “I am ready to get started,” Lansing city council member Judi Brown-Clarke announced Thursday she is a candidate for mayor. 

The Olympic medal winner said she’s received encouragement to run for the post from “across the city.”

She said she will roll out a detailed plan to move the city forward “very shortly.”

Brown-Clarke says a priority would be to cultivate regionalism.

“There’s absolutely no way we can accomplish what we’re attempting to without regional cooperation and partnership,” she said.

Brown-Clarke becomes the second candidate to declare, joining Democratic State Representative Andy Schor.

City clerk Chris Swope says he is thinking about running.

Three-term Mayor Virg Bernero announced this week he won’t seek re-election.