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Incumbents Jackson and Garza prevail in races for Lansing's Ward 2 and Ward 4 City Council seats

Two community-minded candidates run for 4th Ward Council seat: Elvin Caldwell and Brian Jackson run for seat
Jeremy Garza
Posted at 12:17 AM, Nov 03, 2021

LANSING, Mich. — The incumbents in Lansing Second Ward and Fourth Ward will retain their seats on the City Council.

Ward 4 City Councilman Brian T. Jackson got 3,102 votes to challenger Elvin Caldwell's 2,074, according to unofficial results.

Ward 2 City Councilman Jeremy Garza brought in 2,847 votes. His opponent, Oprah Revish, got 1,346.

“I’ve been out there knocking doors, you know at least a thousand a week," Garza said. "I’ve had a good support team we’ve been getting good feedback from the doors.”

Garza said, in his next term, he wants to focus on improving Lansing's infrastructure and increasing public safety.

“The issues are obviously the infrastructure here but most recently, public safety," he said. "We have record numbers of homicides in the city of Lansing and I’m not an advocate of defunding the police I am however want to see transparency in the police department so if there’s an officer doing bad stuff they need to be held accountable.

Revish said that, though she lost this time around, she plants to continue working to improve the city.

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