Meet ML

He is a Pulitzer Prize and Emmy Award winning investigative reporter. You may know his work for the Detroit Free Press, Fox 2 Detroit, WDIV/Channel 4, WJR 760 AM or Detroit Public Radio/WDET FM 101.9. He also hosts a podcast, ML’s Soul of Detroit.

As a longtime Detroit resident, Elrick is passionate about community involvement and giving back. He and his family have lived in East English Village for 22 years where he serves on the neighborhood association’s board and is a frequent volunteer. He coached baseball and soccer at Balduck and Messmer parks in the 4th District. He has helped raise more than $125,000 to support recreation and education programs for Detroit children.

He is also a long-time union member and activist, serving as an organizer, shop steward, negotiator and vice president of the Free Press unit of the Newspaper Guild of Detroit. He was a member of the Lecturers’ Employee Organization while teaching at the University of Michigan-Dearborn; the Screen Actors Guild (SAG-AFTRA), which represents reporters at Fox 2; and UNITE HERE Local 24, which represents vendors at Comerica Park, where M.L. worked as a beer vendor after starting out as a hot dog man at Tiger Stadium.

The Issues



After years of covering the city of Detroit, M.L. has uncovered many opportunities to bring change and move the city forward.



People want to live where they feel safe. It’s no secret that crime has been an issue in Detroit for decades. Innocent people including our children have been caught in the crossfire of violence way too often. We must make crime reduction and public safety a priority.
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M.L. Erick and his team are guided by simple principles of being accountable, being ethical and being change agents. The team espouses to live by the philosophy of Ghandi by “being the change you want to see.”
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Pledge your support to the strongest and most qualified candidate for Detroit City Council District 4, M.L. Elrick.

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M.L. Elrick is running for Detroit City Council in District 4 to continue serving the community he has called home for more than 20 years.

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