This November, Westland residents will take to the polls to choose 4 council members who will take office in January. Only 7 candidates filed for the 2019 race in comparison to 16 candidates who vowed for a council seat in 2017 during the Mayoral election. The only items on the November 2019 ballot will be the choice of 4 Council members and a vote for City Clerk, who is running unopposed. Additionally, the north end of Westland will vote in a primary election to decide on a bond issue for Livonia Public Schools.
Only two incumbents have entered the race which means that Westland will again have at least two new faces on Council following the election. Current City Council members Bill Johnson and Adam Hammons have not filed for re-election and neither of them have released a statement or commented on their decision.
Here is the list of candidates that will appear on the November ballot:
- (Incumbent) James Godbout
- (Incumbent) Michael Londeau
- Tim Gilbert
- Mike McDermott
- Deborah Kehrer
- Michael Delph
- Andrea Rutkowski
- Richard Leblanc
Stay tuned to the Westland Gazette as information about each of the candidates becomes available throughout the 2019 campaign season!