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Candidates Talk Education, Public Safety at Canton Forum

Canton Township, county, state and federal candidates attended a candidate forum Friday night at the Muslim Community of Western Suburbs (Canton Mosque).

Local residents and interested voters listened to candidates address issues at Friday night's forum at the Muslim Community of Western Suburbs (Canton Mosque). 

  • Tim Roraback (D), running for Michigan House of Representatives 20th district and Dian Slavens (D), running for Michigan House of Representatives 21st district, agreed that education is a forefront issue. Roraback said he wants to address the funding cuts to Michigan's schools and Slavens emphasized investing in K-12 education. Steve Sneideman (D) said it's important to realize that cuts to education also affect charter schools.
  • John Anthony (R), incumbent running for Canton Township trustee, said public safety is his number one issue. Williams agreed and said he focuses on public safety, water and sewage and parks and recreation. "If we do our job well, you wouldn't know we're there," Williams said.
  • Greg Demopoulos (R), incumbent running for Canton trustee, mentioned an idea to install a water tower in Canton to save the township about $3 million a year by filling it at night when water rates are cheaper.
  • Shannon Price (R), running for Wayne County Commissioner, brought up the issues of roads, particularly in Canton which has two of the most dangerous intersections in the state on Ford Road.

Read about how the candidates would address racism and encourage understanding.

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