|Michigan State Senate District 2|
Wednesday, November 8, 2017
Congratulations To Roy McCalister - Councilmember Elect District 2 - On to the Michigan State Senate
By Richard C. Clement - Legislative Aide to Council President Pro Tempore George Cushingberry Jr. - City of Detroit MI
After all of the results have been counted, we congratulate Roy McCallister for running an effective campaign to become the next City Council member for District 2. Although our campaign fell short, we made a point of running as a Write In because of how the judicial system fumbled the ball and, rewrote new rules allowing Virgil Smith to run as a candidate. However, we have to deal with what was dealt to us by the courts and other things that happened during the campaign. On our way out the door, we can say that the City is in a much better financial condition than when we started.
George Cushingberry Jr. thanks everyone who voted for him in the Primary and then took the time to write his name down as a write-in candidate in the General Election.
He is and always will be supporter of the Medical Marijuana movement and is extremely glad that the voters had an opportunity to tell their City Council members and Mayor what THEY wanted with their vote. The 60% vote by the people in favor of opting into the State of Michigan Medical Marijuana law should send a strong and direct message to anyone and anybody who wants to differ from the will of the people.
He is also proud of the work he did for the Fire and Police department regarding upgrading system technology, being a champion for people in Sherwood Forest requesting a Special Assessment for additional services and increasing the value of their property at the same time. In the Detroit Public Schools, the commitment to raise the literacy level of small children by reading to them is a mission for the Councilman.
We appreciated everyone who worked on our staff for the last 4 years. We hope they will do well in their future endeavors and learned something the experience.
Finally, George Cushingberry Jr. is not done with politics or District 2 as he will be running as a candidate for 2nd Senatorial District in the Michigan State Senate in the August 7th, 2018 primary. He is planning to replace Senator Bert Johnson as he is term limited and cannot run again.