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STERLING HEIGHTS — In the Sentry’s coverage area, voters in the Nov. 2 general election will choose the next Sterling Heights mayor and City Council.

Candidates were asked, in 75 words or fewer, to state their top goal(s) if elected. If a candidate went over the word limit, (…) replaces the rest of the answer. (I) indicates the candidate is an incumbent. The answers are printed verbatim.

Sterling Heights Mayor

Two candidates are running for one four-year term.

Ken Nelson

Age: 71

Occupation: Associate Real Estate Broker, Semi-retired

Municipality of residence: Sterling Heights

For how long: 33+ years

Online campaign information: Website:

Education: Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, University of Nevada – Las Vegas

Previously held elected offices: Sterling Heights City Councilman, 1995 – 1999

Top goals: My top goal is to get a handle on the uncontrolled spending and use of credit that this City has endured for at least the last six years by using Municipal Bonds and Michigan…

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