MICHIGAN TEAMSTERS JOINT COUNCIL 43 ENDORSES M.L. ELRICK

Detroit, Mich.— The Michigan Teamsters Joint Council 43 has announced its endorsement of M.L. Elrick for Detroit City Council in District 4.

In announcing the union’s endorsement, Teamsters Joint Council 43 President Greg Nowak issued the following statement:

“Elrick’s passionate, dedicated and effective background in helping [represent] union members, combined with his decades-long strong commitment to the residents of Detroit, are the primary reasons we have emphatically endorsed M.L. Elrick for Detroit City Council.”

Michigan Teamsters Joint Council 43 represents more than 65,000 members across 13 affiliated local unions in a variety of diverse private and public sector jobs. As a union negotiator for the Newspaper Guild of Detroit, Elrick served on joint bargaining committees with his Teamsters brothers and sisters.

“I’m grateful for the endorsement of Teamsters Joint Council 43, which is one of the most coveted endorsements in Michigan,” Elrick said. “Together, we’ll continue to fight for the rights of working people, and to bring honest change to Detroit politics.”

“We are absolutely committed to M.L. Elrick and his campaign for Detroit City Council District 4,” Nowak affirmed.

###ABOUT M.L. ELRICK—M.L. Elrick is running for a seat on the Detroit City Council in District 4 to be a stronger voice for Detroiters at City Hall. He’s focused on finding more job opportunities for residents, enhanced neighborhood safety, and greater accountability in government.After 30 years of seeking truth as an award-winning investigative journalist, Elrick vows to work just as hard for his constituents as their District 4 Councilmember. For additional campaign information, visit www.ML4DETROIT.com

M.L. ELRICK OUTRAGED AT PROBATION SENTENCE

FOR FORMER DETROIT COUNCILMAN GABE LELAND
Detroit, Mich. — M.L. Elrick, a Detroit City Council candidate, expressed his frustration Monday, at the 2.5-year probation sentence handed down today to former Detroit City Councilman Gabe Leland for misconduct in office.



“It’s an outrage that Gabe Leland, who betrayed the public trust, won’t spend one night behind bars after pleading guilty to misconduct in office,” Elrick said.



Elrick publicly called for Leland’s resignation in April when no one else would speak out against Leland using his position to enrich friends and loved ones. As an investigative journalist, Elrick exposed Leland’s voting record on $2M in city contracts that went to companies owned by Leland’s then-girlfriend. He also revealed secret FBI recordings of Leland negotiating a $15,000 bribe.



“I have always called out—and I will never stop calling out—officials who put self-service before public service,” Elrick continued, “Leland’s plea deal was far too lenient.”



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M.L. Elrick is running for a seat on the Detroit City Council in District 4 to be a stronger voice for Detroiters at City Hall. He’s focused on finding more job opportunities for residents, enhanced neighborhood safety, and greater accountability in government. After 30 years of seeking truth as an award-winning investigative journalist, Elrick vows to work just as hard for his constituents as their District 4 Councilmember. For additional campaign information, visit www.ML4DETROIT.com.