Another Candidate for Mayor Steps Up

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Lansing police officer James Gill says he has what it takes to be the Lansing mayor when the position becomes available next year.

He's still trying to decide if he'll stick with the slogan, "The mayor who put the citizens of Lansing first", but he says, that's what he plans to do if he is elected next November.

He says he wants to invite former Lansing residents to move back to the city and promote affordable housing in the area.

Gill isn't a newcomer when it comes to politics. Currently, Gill is the newly elected president of Lansing's NAACP.

He also ran for the Ingham County Sheriff's seat in the 2000 primaries, but he lost to Gene Wriggelsworth. However, Gill says he has a lot of support in the city of Lansing.