17 Candidates Confirmed for Education Town Hall in Detroit

Voters Urged to Attend and Meet Candidates for State House and Senate at Education Town Hall in Western Detroit on Tuesday, July 8

Detroit, MI – 17 candidates from ten State Senate and House districts have confirmed their participation in an Education Town Hall event to be held from 6:00 – 8:00 pm on Tuesday, July 8 at the Madison-Carver Academy on Detroit’s west side. The list of participating candidates is below.

The invited candidates hail from districts that stretch from NorthernEd Town Hall Detroit, along the western portion of the city, and over to Redford, Dearborn Heights, Dearborn, Inkster, and Garden City. Members of those communities are encouraged to attend this public event.

“The purpose of this forum is to give candidates for the state legislature an opportunity to introduce themselves to voters and address education policy issues vital to our state’s future,” says Greg Handel, Senior Director at the Detroit Regional Chamber, one of the event sponsors.

Sharlonda Buckman, CEO of the Detroit Parent Network, and Armen Hratchian, Vice President of Excellent Schools Detroit will moderate the town hall portion of the event. Immediately following the town hall will be a trade fair style set-up to give members of the public the ability to directly interact with the candidates.

Sponsoring organizations include; The Detroit Parent Network, Excellent Schools Detroit, The Detroit Regional Chamber, The Great Lakes Education Project, Students First – Michigan, The Michigan Association of Public School Academies, The Michigan Council of Charter School Authorizers, and The Education Trust – Midwest.

Interested citizens can visit detroitedforum.eventbrite.com for information and to register for this FREE event. The official event hashtag is #DetEdForum.

Madison-Carver Academy is located at 19900 McIntyre St., Detroit MI 48219.

Invited Candidates for Education Town Hall

(candidates in BOLD have committed to attend)

Senate District: 2
Rep. John Olumba
Sen. Bert Johnson
Georgia Lemmons
Taras Nykoria

Senate District: 3                                                                                                             Sen. Morris Hood

Senate District: 4
Sen. Virgil Smith
Rep. Rashida Tlaib
Howard Worthy

Senate District: 5
Former Rep. Shanelle Jackson
Rep. Tommy Stallworth
Rep. David Knezek
Rep. David Nathan
Carrie O’Connor
Frank Tomcsik

House District: 3
Melia Howard
Clarence Gayles
Carron Pinkins
Steven Lett
Vanessa Simpson                                                                                                         Dorthea Thomas
Jermaine Davis
Wendell Byrd

House District: 7
Nicole Wells–Stallworth
Bernard Thompson
Jennette Brown–Williams
Kurt Swanson
James Cole Jr.
LaTanya Garrett

House District: 8
Sherry Gay–Dagnogo 
Muhsin Muhammad
Nicole Hampton
Stacy Pugh
Mia Griller
Cyrus Wheeler

House District: 9
Rep. Harvey Santana
Hussein Berry

House District: 10 
Brandon Jessup
Roy McCallister, Jr
Leslie Love
Ronald Cole
Jay Johnson

House District: 11
Lisa Hicks–Clayton
Ned Apigian
DeArttriss Coleman–Richardson
Hilliard Hampton
Dorothy Webb–Grady
Julie Plawecki
Rashid Baydoun
Patricia Scott

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