Judge tells Flint councilman to choose between re-election or mayor's race
A Flint city councilman faces a decision: run for re-election in November or run in a potential mayoral recall election.
Scott Kincaid easily won the August primary in Flint’s 9th ward. A few days later, he filed to run in a mayoral recall against Flint Mayor Karen Weaver.
However, a judge ruled Tuesday that Kincaid can not run in both elections in November. Kincaid has until next Tuesday to decide which seat he’ll pursue.
“In all fairness I probably should make a decision,” Kincaid said, “The decision that I’ll make will be based on a lot of factors, including a major one, my family.”
Circuit Court Judge Geoffrey Neithercut is expected decide next week whether there will be a mayoral recall election in Flint in November.
More than a dozen candidates have filed to run in the recall. Mayor Karen Weaver is automatically on the ballot to keep her job.