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Friday, August 9,2013

Filling the vacancy

Five apply for 4th District Ingham County Board of Commissioners seat

by City Pulse Staff
Friday, Aug. 9 — The Ingham County Board of Commissioners will consider five applicants seeking to fill a board seat that will be vacated in early September by outgoing board member Debbie De Leon.

Bryan Beverly, Bryan Crenshaw, Robert “Rock” Hudson, Catherine Mooney and Cindy Redman applied for the position in the county’s 4th District. The deadline was 5 p.m. today.

Beverly is a doctoral student at Michigan State University and Crenshaw is director of the Eaton Rapids Senior Center. See here for more information on them.

Mooney, who was 24 at the time, lost to De Leon in last year’s Democratic primary.

Hudson and Redman could not immediately be reached for comment.

The 4th District in Ingham County represents northwest Lansing. The boundaries are roughly Waverly Road to the west; Sheridan Road to the north; an area just east of High Street to the east; and a southern portion that ends at East Oakland Avenue and West Willow Street and includes downtown and Old Town.

The board’s Democratic Caucus plans to select a candidate on Aug. 27. The commission will vote the same evening.

De Leon is leaving to serve as vice chairwoman of the Little Traverse Bay Band of Odawa Indians, which requires residency in the tribe’s jurisdiction in northern Michigan. De Leon is a Democratic board member, having been elected seven times since 2000.
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