Flint's mayor launches reelection campaign | Michigan Radio

Flint's mayor launches reelection campaign

Apr 9, 2019

“We forced this country to have a long-overdue real conversation about infrastructure as a whole…clean water access and affordability," says Flint Mayor Karen Weaver.
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Flint Mayor Karen Weaver kicked her re-election campaign Tuesday.

Standing in a church pulpit, the mayor touted improving crime statistics and the city’s ongoing recovery from its water crisis. 

Weaver was flanked by pastors and quoted scripture as she talked about the challenges facing the city.  She asked Flint voters to give her another four years in office.

“I’m standing here today as your mayor, asking for your continuous support for my re-election.   So that we can build on the progress that’s already been made for restoration and transformation of our city,” Weaver asked as the audience rose to its feet. “Can these dry bones live? Yes they can.”

It’s unclear what opposition Weaver may face. 

Weaver emerged from a crowded field of contenders to defeat incumbent Mayor Dayne Walling in 2015.   She survived a recall election in 2017.