Detroit political icon Ray Solomon dead at 77

Solomon assisted numerous presidential, state and local political campaigns

DETROIT – Political and community relations icon Ray Solomon has died at the age of 77.

Solomon, who was nicknamed “The Godfather of Detroit,” was a leader in the 14th Congressional District. He assisted numerous presidential, state and local political campaigns.

He served as a community liaison for Wayne County Clerk Cathy Garrett, a chief of staff for former County Commissioner Edna Bell and as an appointee of former County Executive Edward McNamara.

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