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Endorsement: Garlin Gilchrist for Detroit City Clerk

In a perfect world, the Detroit City Clerk’s office would function as efficiently and inconspicuously as a finely-tuned engine. Poll workers would be trained, voters registered, absentee ballots distributed, elections administered and vote totals tallied without confusion, delay or controversy. Citizens would be alerted to meetings of the city council and other public bodies far in…

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Stephen Henderson: Garlin Gilchrist is the ‘new’ Detroit

When I say the phrase “new” Detroit, I know it evokes a wide range of ideas and emotions about how this city has changed and is changing, about legacies and ownership and who has claim to them. But when I say Garlin Gilchrist is the new Detroit, a phrase that has rolled off my tongue…

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Detroit City Clerk Candidate Garlin Gilchrist II Answers Your Questions

Detroit’s race for city clerk is now down to two candidates. Voters in last week’s primary election chose incumbent City Clerk Janice Winfrey and candidate Garlin Gilchrist II to appear on the November ballot. Gilchrist lacks the name recognition of the incumbent, but he’s hoping to make up for that with unrelenting hard work and stellar…

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For Detroit clerk: Gilchrist; Sossi in District 1

The Detroit city clerk’s office became a national embarrassment in 2016, when half of the votes cast by city voters were ineligible for recount because the poll books didn’t match the ballots, or were missing altogether. Given the pivotal role Michigan played in the presidential election, this could have been disastrous had a recount actually…

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Free Press Endorsement: Garlin Gilchrist for Detroit City Clerk

One need only to recall last November’s general election — in which Donald Trump carried Michigan by just 10,000 votes out of 4.8 million cast — to appreciate how voting irregularities in Michigan’s largest city could cast doubt on the legitimacy of a closely contested state or federal election. So the integrity of Detroit’s electoral…

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WHY I AM SUPPORTING GARLIN GILCHRIST II FOR DETROIT CITY CLERK

One of the most important choices Detroit voters will make on November 7 is who will fill the office of city clerk. Because of his commitment to effortless voting and making city council more accessible to Detroiters, I’m supporting Garlin Gilchrist II for Detroit City Clerk, and I encourage you to do the same. Current clerk…

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Flashpoint 8/13/17: Coleman Young II talks Detroit election; West Riverfront Park design contest

DETROIT – Detroit mayoral candidate Coleman Young II and city clerk candidate Garlin Gilchrist talk about Detroit’s upcoming election after last week’s primary. Also, a contest for what Detroit’s West Riverfront Park should look like was discussed. Flashpoint is hosted by WDIV Local 4 anchor Devin Scillian. Watch Flashpoint on WDIV at 10 a.m. on Sundays….

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Heaster Wheeler urges supporters to vote for Garlin Gilchrist for City Clerk

“Today, I am endorsing the dramatic change and transformative leadership that’s needed in the clerk’s office,” said Wheeler. “The turnout for our last primary election was abysmal, and I hold our current clerk responsible for the office’s persistent lack of engagement with our community and consistent disrespect for the duties of the office. Therefore, I…

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Wheeler endorses Garlin Gilchrist for city clerk

Former NAACP leader Heaster Wheeler has endorsed Garlin Gilchrist for Detroit city clerk after losing to him in the race during August’s primary. Wheeler announced Monday that he was urging Detroiters who supported him in the primary to consider voting for Gilchrist in the general election. Wheeler said in a release that he wanted to…

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