On Nov. 2, East Lansing voters will choose three City Council members out of a field of seven candidates.
There are two seats for four-year terms and one seat for a two-year partial term.
City Councilman Ron Bacon and newcomer Mikey Manuel are running for the partial term.
Bacon said, “I am currently the incumbent and running for the two-year seat. I would like to continue working with the community to create an inclusive and prosperous environment. I will listen to all perspectives and lean heavily on experts on the tough subjects like housing, the environment, small businesses and regional partnerships. Through me all members of our East Lansing citizens have both a listening ear and a voice.”
Bacon is looking for new ways to enhance East Lansing and believes his experience makes him the right person for the job.
Manuel is not a politician, but a small-business owner. He wants to encourage non-politicians to run for these available seats.
“I want to be a platform, not only to other small-business owners, to any East Lansing resident who wants to be involved in the process of a rapidly growing city,” said Manuel.
Manuel was encouraged to run after witnessing three resignations on the City Council last year. He is ready for a change in politics and wants to be the voice of that change.
City clerk encourages student voting
The East Lansing City Clerk’s office has tried to make voting easy for Michigan State University students and the general public. There are registration and polling locations open on campus and throughout the city.
MSU students have taken advantage of the city clerk’s office located in Brody Hall. It allows students to receive more information about voting and register for the upcoming election.
Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m on Election Day. Visit the City of East Lansing website to find your location.