Detroit City Councilman Resigns - State and Federal Communications

May 6, 2021  •  

Detroit City Councilman Resigns

Downtown Detroit, Michigan

Detroit District 7 Councilman Gabe Leland resigned after pleading guilty to misconduct in office.

Leland was indicted by a federal grand jury in October 2018 on bribery conspiracy and two counts of bribery.

Detroit’s council can, by a two-thirds vote, appoint a replacement to finish out Leland’s term that ends this year.

An appointee, not already certified for 2021 race, would have to run as a write-in candidate in the upcoming election for a chance to win a full four-year term starting in January 2022.

There are currently six candidates certified to run for District 7 Council seat in the August 3rd primary.

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