Residents appoint new council

Sunday Times Newspapers


WYANDOTTE — Three former mayors are among the newly appointed City Council.


Former mayors and councilmen James DeSana, Leonard Sabuda and Lawrence Stec won seats on the council, and joining them will be Daniel Galeski and incumbents Todd Browning and Sheri Sutherby Fricke.


Browning, who has served eight years on the board, received 1,722 votes, or 10 percent.


“I want to use my experience that I have gained over the last eight years to hopefully make good decisions to move the city of Wyandotte forward,” he said.


DeSana, the previous sitting mayor and a former council member, received 1,455 votes, or 9 percent. He chose to run for council instead of seeking re-election a mayor to spend more time with his 21 grandchildren.


“The city has been very good to me over my political career,” he said. “I just want to help serve (the residents).”


This will be Fricke’s second term as councilwoman, receiving 1,913 votes, or 11 percent. She said that while the last four years have been a struggle for her, she looks forward to achieving successes in her next term on the council.


Sabuda, who served as mayor from 2001 to 2003 and as a councilman in the 1970s, received 1,920 votes, or 12 percent. He believes that his knowledge and experience will aid the new council.


Stec has served as mayor and as a councilman. He received 2,066 votes, or 12 percent.


He said he hopes to bring his past experience and abilities to the council to help the city get through the current rough economic times.


Daniel Galeski received 1,620 votes, or 10 percent. He was not available for comment.