DEARBORN HEIGHTS — Nine candidates, including three incumbents, are competing for three seats in the Aug. 6 Dearborn Heights City Council primary election.
Incumbents Dave Abdallah, Lisa Hicks-Clayton and Ray Muscat are competing for the seats, along with Jamal Bazzi, Larry Henney, Stephen Henry, Nadine Jones, Rose Tripepi and former Councilman Ned Apigian.
The top six vote getters will face off on Tuesday, November 5.
The seven-member Council sets policies, adopts budgets and enacts legislation, according to the League of Women Voters, which released a guide to the primary on its website.
Abdallah is a top producing realtor who has served on the Council for four years. He has also served on state boards and has been active in numerous volunteer organizations. Hicks-Clayton is an eight-year member of the Council with more than 30 years of community advocacy to her name. Muscat has served on the Council for four years and is a 50-year resident of the city.
Apigian, who served on the Council from 2011-2015, has a master’s degree in urban planning and is licensed as an architect, community planner and resident builder. Bazzi is a businessman who has worked in the fuel and electric industries. Henney is a realtor of 31 years who has assisted three local cities in neighborhood stabilization programs. Henry is a 38-year Dearborn Heights Chamber of Commerce member, local business owner and Vietnam veteran. Jones is currently finishing her master’s degree in public administration and public policy at the University of Michigan-Dearborn and has been an active volunteer locally. Tripepi has been on the Dearborn Heights Tax Increment Finance Authority for more than 15 years and is a former community liaison for Ford Motor Company.
Polls open for Tuesday’s primary at 7 a.m. and close at 8 p.m. Only registered voters residing in Dearborn Heights can cast their votes in the election.
For more information call theDearborn Heights City Clerk’s office at 313-791-3432.