Former Wayne County Commissioner Bernard Parker files to run for Detroit City Council

Author: Lisa Ray, Managing Editor, ClickOnDetroit.com, @ClickOnLisa, lray@wdiv.com
Published On: May 02 2013 08:55:16 AM EDT
Bernard Parker

Former Wayne County Commissioner Bernard Parker submitted petitions to have his name placed on the ballot as a candidate for the Detroit City Council. Parker, who represented the east side of the city during his tenure as a county commissioner, has chosen to run within his east side district, defined under the new Detroit City Charter as District # 4. 

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Parker’s filing comes well before the May 14th deadline to insure his place on the ballot, as he has submitted approximately 400 signatures, above the minimum requirement of 300.

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"I am committed to using my skills to help improve the city for the citizens of Detroit.  I have the ability to get things done, and I believe I can make a difference," said Parker.