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2015 Election – Update
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2015 Election – Update 

This fall the cities of Lansing and East Lansing will hold City Council elections that will have significant impact on economic development, prosperity, and job creation in our regions urban core. The Lansing Regional Chamber of Commerce is committed to supporting pro-growth, pro-business candidates that collectively will work to advance a regional agenda providing economic growth.

The LRC-PAC has distributed candidate questionnaires and will be conducting candidate interviews in August. If you would like to learn how you can be more involved in supporting the regions only business PAC and ensuring the future direction of our region please click here.  

In Lansing, there are eight (8) candidates running for four (4) open council seats. Three (3) of those seats have primary elections on Tuesday, August 4th.

Council Member At-Large (elect 2) – Primary Election August 4th

·         Harold Leeman Jr.

·         Carol Wood

·         Mary Ann Prince

·         Patricia Spitzley

·         Emily Dievendorf

Council Member Ward 1 (elect 1) – both candidates move to general election

·         Jody Washington

·         Shelley Davis Mielock

Council Member Ward 3 (elect 1) – Primary Election August 4th

·         Adam Hussain

·         A’Lynne Boles

·         Ryan Earl

In East Lansing, the filing deadline is July 21st. There are three seats up for consideration this fall. The only incumbent is East Lansing Mayor Nathan Triplett. As of now, the candidates below have filed with the city clerk’s office.


·         Nathan Triplett

·         Jermaine Ruffin

·         Shanna Draheim

·         Erik Altmann

·         Steve Ross

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