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Ypsilanti City Council Member Pete Murdock Running For Mayor

Apr 16, 2014

Ypsilanti City Council member Pete Murdock says he's filed nominating petitions to run for Mayor.

Ypsilanti city council member and mayoral candidate Pete Murdock.
Credit Pete Murdock

Murdock says Ypsilanti has done a lot to "right its ship", and he'd like to help maintain that direction.

"We've done a lot of things financially and things are looking a little better than they were four years ago, six years ago," Murdock says. "I think I have the experience and knowledge to provide that leadership."

Murdock says public safety and economic development will continue to be big issues, and he's hopeful the AAATA transit millage will pass next month.

Murdock served three terms as Mayor in the 1980's in addition to his five terms on City Council.  He joins Growing Hope Executive Director Amanda Edmonds in the race to replace Paul Schreiber as Mayor.