Incumbent loses in Flint
FLINT (AP) — Voters have elected a new mayor in Flint, where recovery from a lead-contaminated water crisis remains a major issue.
Former Flint city councilman and current state Rep. Sheldon Neeley on Tuesday defeated incumbent Mayor Karen Weaver. The Genesee County Clerk’s Office reports Neeley received 7,082 votes to Weaver’s 6,877.
Weaver served one term as Flint mayor and survived a recall effort in 2017. She was elected in 2015, when voters ousted Dayne Walling in the wake of a water crisis that arose after the city turned to the Flint River for its water supply while waiting for a pipeline to be built from Lake Huron.