Detroit Elections 2017: District 1 City Council primary candidates

Candidate videos produced by Wayne State's Citizen Detroit


City voters will head to the polls on Aug. 8 for a primary election that will determine which candidates advance to the Nov. 7 General Election. The Detroit City Council District 1 seat is among the offices up for election. Three candidates are running for two of the seats. One will be eliminated in the primary.

Citizen Detroit, a community forum established at Wayne State University, recorded videos with all eight candidates running for Detroit's top office. Watch the videos below. See Citizen Detroit's videos of candidates for all Detroit offices here. Videos are not an endorsement by Citizen Detroit or any of the partners in this project. Candidate videos presented in alphabetical order by last name.

De'Andre Nelson

Tamara Smith

James Tate

Detroit Primary Election candidate videos


City Clerk

City Council


District 1

District 2

District 3

District 4

District 5

District 6

District 7

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