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Attorney Makes Bid For Lansing Council At-Large Seat

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Scott Pohl
Lansing city council at-large candidate Alexander Rusek

There are two dozen people running for four seats on the Lansing City Council this year. There will be a primary election in August to narrow the field before the November general election. WKAR is bringing you conversations with the candidates. Alexander Rusek is an attorney with an Okemos-based law firm who’s running for one of two at-large seats to be decided this year.

Rusek touts the diversity of his legal work, both civil and criminal, including indigent clients, professionals, and small businesses. "Bringing that in will help coordinate some of the collaborative initiatives that the city needs," he says.

The candidate supports business growth, saying it's one of his top priorities. He continues that a big part of that is fixing the city's infrastructure, including roads and sidewalks. "Right now, we're not making the inroads we need," he explains, "and that drives business growth too."

Rusek says he isn't making an endorsement at this time in Lansing's race for mayor.

Scott Pohl is a general assignment news reporter and produces news features and interviews. He is also an alternate local host on NPR's "Morning Edition."
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