Analyst Thinks Council Incumbents May Be Vulnerable

By: News 10
By: News 10

"It's possible that Judi Brown Clarke could finish maybe second or even first in the primary. Maybe Brian Jeffries and Kathie Dunbar are going to wait until after the primary and see where they finish and based on that, they can spend more in the fall."

There won't be many items on the ballot for next Tuesday’s elections, but there are contested primaries for four seats on the Lansing City Council.

Wednesday, we asked Political Analyst Bill Ballenger about the two at-large seats held by Brian Jeffries and Kathie Dunbar.

He told us not to be too surprised if an incumbent survives the primary but loses in the general election. "It's possible that Judi Brown Clarke could finish maybe second or even first in the primary. Maybe Brian Jeffries and Kathie Dunbar are going to wait until after the primary and see where they finish and based on that, they can spend more in the fall."

Lansing also has a mayoral primary.

Donald Krepps, John Boise, Gene Gutierrez-Rodriguez and Harold Leeman are challenging Incumbent Virg Bernero.

We will have primary results here on News 10 at 11pm next Tuesday.


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