Two city commission seats open for Nov. 8 election, three running


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Mount Pleasant City Commission candidates Mayor Kathy Ling, city commissioner Tony Kulick and CMU senior Will Joseph face off in a debate, Oct. 13, in the City Commissions Chambers of the Mount Pleasant City Building.

Two Mount Pleasant City Commission seats are up for grabs Nov. 8, and one of those seats could be filled by a CMU student.

Mount Pleasant Mayor Kathy Ling, city commissioner Tony Kulick and Central Michigan University senior Will Joseph will be on the ballot. Kulick and Ling are seeking reelection.

Ling, a retired teacher, has served as a city commissioner for nine years. Serving as vice-mayor in 2012, she became mayor in 2013 and then again in 2016. She has also served on the Planning Commission and Board of Review.

Kulick is a retired city planner. A resident of Mount Pleasant since 1988, Kulick spent 20 years as a city planner in Mount Pleasant and Flint. He also has served as a Mount Pleasant City Commissioner since 2013.

As a part-time student at CMU, Joseph has worked with the Student Government Association for four years. He was also appointed to the Academic Senate for two years and has served on the Libraries and Police Oversight Committees at CMU.

Outside of CMU, Joseph has participated in the Citizens Academy, a way for residents of the community to become more informed on city government. He also serves on the Mount Pleasant Planning Commission.

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