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Monday mornings on "Morning Edition" on 90.5FM WKAR, we talk with mayors and supervisors from cities and townships across mid-Michigan.

Lansing Mayoral Candidates Discuss Priorities In Final Hours Before Primary

Skyler Ashley
WKAR Public Media
(From left): Lansing mayoral candidates Judi Brown Clarke, Michael Gillenkirk, Harold Leeman, Jr. and Andy Schor answered questions about their vision for the city at a forum on Thursday. A fifth candidate, Daniel Trevino did not attend.

With Lansing's Mayoral primary on Tuesday, August 8, WKAR's Katie Cook reached out to all the candidates to discuss their priorities. Judi Brown Clarke, Michael Joseph Gillenkirk, Harold Leeman, Jr. and Andy Schor also responded. Daniel Trevino could not be reached for comment by deadine. 

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Campaign sign for Lansing mayoral candidate Harold Leeman, Jr.

Former Lansing City Councilman Harold Leeman, Jr.: 

"First and foremost, is bringing stability to the mayor's office. So the citizens of Lansing know that they have a mayor that cares about getting the neighborhoods and getting the business corridors and bringing economic development to the city and to the region."

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Campaign Website
Lansing mayoral candidate Judi Brown Clarke

Lansing City Councilwoman Judi Brown Clarke: 

"We have the ability to work very closely with our education system's K-12 as well as working with Capital Area Michigan Works as far as really growing our workforce. And giving them the tools they need. Lansing Community College is doing a fantastic job at getting people back in the work.

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Lansing mayoral candidate Michael Gillenkirk

Retiree Michael Joseph Gillenkirk: 

"Educational system, not the buildings but what goes on inside, is of most importance. It's been overlooked way too much. There are too many people leaving Lansing, one of the reasons being that their children are not getting a quality education here." 

Andy Schor photo
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Lansing mayor candidate Andy Schor

State Rep. Andy Schor: 

"Strong neighborhoods, fixing our roads and sidewalks and other infrastructure. Jobs and economic development and working with our schools to show the great educational opportunities in Lansing."

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