First Newcomer Candidate Kicks Off City Council Campaign

Angela Anderson is the first newcomer candidate to file to run for a Westland City Council seat in the 2021 election cycle. Anderson, 26, is a graduate of John Glenn High School and has served on the Parks & Recreation Advisory Council (PRAC) since 2017.

The PRAC, like many other Boards & Commissions in the City of Westland, continues to have open positions as the City struggles to attract enough residents to participate in the decision making process. In an interview with the Westland Gazette, Anderson stated that one of her top priorities will be community outreach, and engaging residents who want to do more for the City. “Westland is my home”, Anderson tells us. She added that “Being young, and a first-time mother, I want my daughter to see me making a difference in the City.”

Angela Anderson, 26

Other priorities that Anderson wants to tackle if elected are beautification, bringing back a Rec Center for the City’s youth, better support for our local school system when it comes to after-school programs and many more priorities that she believes will help to improve morale within the City. Anderson has officially filed to run for Council and is looking forward to the campaign. If elected, her term would begin on January 1st, 2022.

Westland residents can vote for up to four candidates for City Council. The top three positions will be awarded four year terms while the fourth place candidate will only receive a two year term. Up for re-election this year are Council Members James Godbout, Peter Herzberg, Tasha Green and the current Council President James Hart. Mayor Wild is also up for re-election in 2021. The General Election will be held on Tuesday, November 2nd, 2021. If at least 8 candidates file for City Council, or at least 3 candidates file to run for Mayor, a Primary Election will be scheduled for August 3rd, 2021.

Stay tuned to the Westland Gazette for more local election coverage!