Shakeups for Melvindale Council

Sunday Times Newspapers

MELVINDALE – Some big shakeups are headed for the city council dias after Tuesday’s election.

City Councilwoman Stacy Striz won her bid for mayor over incumbent Valerie Cadez. Striz netted 760 votes to Cadez’s 526.

Incumbent Kally Hess will join five new faces on the council. Hess netted 720 votes to earn a seat along with Carl Louvet (677 votes), Medina Balderas (622 votes), Wheeler Marsee (661 votes), Nicole Barnes (651 votes), and David Cybulski (649 votes).

Unsuccessful challengers were Michael Haftel (478 votes), Jorge Martinez (468 votes), Jeannine Ansley (441 votes), Betty Lindlbauer (428 votes), Lisa Snipes (425 votes) and Renee Buckberrough (422 votes).

In the treasurer race, Karen Lowe beat out Sally Ann Amadio 732 to 468.

Challenger Diana Zarazua will replace incumbent City Clerk Norrine Peeples, winning 761 to 452.

For the Melvindale-Northern Allen Park School District race, Jim McGuckin and Matthew Rader ran unopposed, earning 1,593 votes and 1,304 votes, respectively.