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[vc_row][vc_column width=”2/3″][vc_gallery type=”flexslider_slide” interval=”15″ images=”4316,4315,4314,4313,4312,4311,4310,4362,4361,4360″ img_size=”745×500″][vc_column_text]FLINT, MI — Flint Mayor Karen Weaver keeps her seat in a landslide victory against a recall election to remove her from office Weaver faced off with 17 other candidates but managed to pull more than 7,709 votes to remain Flint’s leader.
Candidate and Flint City Council member Scott Kincaid came in second with an estimated 4,671 votes while the other 16 shared about 1,900 votes.
Weaver, Flint’s first woman mayor, was fighting a recall effort launched by resident, Arthur Woodson, who also ran for mayor during the recall election and gained 352 votes on Nov. 7. Woodson turned in thousands of signatures on July 31, 2017 to add the recall issue to the ballot. Under state law, a mayoral election was held for voters to either choose a new mayor or keep Weaver in office.
Weaver gained more than 50 percent of the votes. The recall election was on the ballot with Flint’s City Council election where all nine seats were up for reelection.
Incumbents Eric Mays, Kate Fields, Herbert Winfrey and Monica Galloway kept their seats in the first, fourth, sixth and seventh wards. Newcomers Maurice Davis, Jerri Winfrey-Carter, Santino Guerra, Allan Griggs and Eva Worthing will replace incumbents Jackie Poplar, Kerry Nelson, Wantwaz Davis, Vickie VanBuren and Kincaid in wards two, three, five, six and nine. VanBuren lost the Flint City Council primary race in May and was not on the ballot for Nov. 7 elections.
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Anita L. Brown 580
Eric Mays 1404
Maurice D. Davis 970
Jackie Poplar 678
Santino J. Guerra. 725
Kerry L. Nelson 431
Michael Doan 330
Kate Fields 660
Wantwaz Davis 578
Jerri Winfrey-Carter 675
Chia Morgan 694
Herbert J. Winfrey 879
Monica S. Galloway 1344
Heather Morolla Kale 1135
L. Allan Griggs 881
Joyce Ellis-McNeal 785
Eva Worthing 804
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