Over the past several weeks, the Hamtramck Firefighters Association Local 750 has invited all six Hamtramck City Council candidates running for election to meet the firefighters, tour the firehouse, listen to our concerns, discuss the future of Hamtramck, and share their visions for the City of Hamtramck. Four of six candidates responded.
Council candidates Carrie Beth Lasley, Nayeem Choudhury, Mohammed Alsomiri, and Robert Zwolak attended meetings with Hamtramck Firefighters Association Local 750. Despite several invitations, Councilman Saad Almasmari and council hopeful Mohammed Hassan did not respond to requests to meet. After lengthy discussions with the four candidates who met with us, we believe they are good voting choices for the residents of Hamtramck and represent positive visions for the City of Hamtramck.
It’s our opinion that candidate Mohammed Hassan is a detrimental pick for the residents of Hamtramck. During his previous council tenure, he had a failed track record for serving the residents, promoted unobtainable campaign promises, and making baseless claims. Furthermore, he openly advocates eliminating the fire department and eliminating the city income tax, which would further harm the city. Despite the campaign propaganda, he truly does not value fire and police services in the city and promotes hostile division instead or unity.
Additionally, we believe Carrie Beth Lasley stood out as a candidate who was able to see a realistic and positive vision for the City of Hamtramck and understands the municipal needs the best out of our interviewed candidates.
Hamtramck Firefighters Local 750 wishes the best to candidate Carrie Beth Lasley, Nayeem Choudhury, Mohammed Alsomiri, and Robert Zwolak during this upcoming election and we look forward to being able to work with the top three vote getters. Remember to vote during the upcoming election for a candidate who can actually move Hamtramck in a forward direction.