Dearborn voters will determine the future of Dearborn’s mayorship and council on November 7th


The Dearborn registered voters will have another choice to make their voices heard through the ballots this November 3rd. They will be voting for a mayor, a clerk, and 7 members to be on the Dearborn’s City Council. The mayor and clerk races are head to head while 14 candidates are vying for the 7 council seats. The Yemeni American News brings you information about each candidate so you can make an informed decision on November 7th if you are a Dearborn voter. The information was collected from the League of Women Voters’ Vote411.org resource as well as the candidates’ official websites and social media pages.

Mayor - Vote for only 1

Name: John B. O’Reilly,Jr. (Incumbent)

Education: JD from the University of Detroit

Profession: Mayor/Attorney

Website: www.JackOReillyforDearborn.org

Email: Jack@jackoreillyfordearborn.org

Primary Performance: 6,018 (44% of the votes)

Name: Thomas Patrick Tafelski (Challenger)

Council President Pro Tem

Profession: Financial Advisor

Education:  University of Michigan – Ann Arbor, 1992.

Website: www.Tom4Dearborn.org

Email: info@Tom4Dearborn.org

Primary Performance: 5,266 (38% of the votes)

Clerk Position (Vote for only 1)

Name: George Darany

Education: University of Michigan – Dearborn Bachelor of Arts – Economics Website: www.votedarany.com Email address: imdearborn@sbcglobal.net

Primary Performance: 7,022 (55% of the votes)

Name: Nofila Haidar

Education: University of Michigan Dearborn Master of Public Administration

Web: http://www.nofilahaidar.com Facebook Email: Ctenofilahaidar@gmail.com

Primary Performance: 2,744 (21% of the votes)

Council Positions (Vote for only 7)

Name: Robert A. Abraham

Profession: Business executive/CPA

Education:Bachelor of Arts-Accounting; Website: None

Email: RAbraham.CPA@Gmail.com

Primary Performance: 5,670 (6th place)

Name: Fayrouz Bazzi

Profession:  ICU Nurse Education: BA, Education: University of Michigan – Dearborn; BSN, University of Detroit Mercy

Website: www.fayrouzbazzi.com

Primary Performance: 2,510 (13th place)

Name: Erin Byrnes

Profession: Non-profit Program Lead

Education:  Master’s in Education, City University of New York; Bachelor’s in Women’s & Gender Studies, UMDearborn; Michigan Political Leadership Program, Michigan State; Website: http://www.erinfordearborn.com Email: erinfordearborn@gmail.com

Primary Performance: 5,158 (8th place)

Name: Sharon Dulmage

Profession:  Registered Nurse

Education: Attended Henry Ford College for nursing, Detroit College of Business and Central Michigan University for business administration.

Website: http://sharondulmage.com

Email: sldulmage@yahoo.com

Primary Performance: 4,768 (10th Place)

Name: Sean Green

Profession: Retired Businessman Education: University of Houston – Hospitality Management

Website: www.sean4dearborn.com Email: forseangreen17@gmail.com

Primary Performance: 4,355 (11th place)

Name: Leslie Herrick

Profession:  Public Relations Professional

Education: Wayne State University, Bachelor of Arts; Public Relations/Journalism; Henry Ford College

Website: leslieherrickfordearborn.com

Email: LeslieHerrickForDearborn@gmail.com

Primary Performance: 5,324 (6th place)

Name: Ken Paris

Profession:  Corporate Security/ Retired Police Officer

Education: Henry Ford Community College, EMU School of Police Staff and Command, FBI National Associates Executive Leadership

Website: http://www.paris4council.com/ Campaign

Email: kenparisforcouncil@gmail.com

Primary Performance: 5,025 (9th place)

Name: Nada Al-Hanooti

Profession: Substitute Teacher

Education: Master’s in Women’s and Gender Studies BA Political Science and Journalism, with a minor in Women’s and Gender Studies

Website: www.votenada.com

Email: info@votenada.com

Primary Performance: 2,712 (12th place)

Name: David W. Bazzy

Profession: Business executive

Education: University of Michigan Dearborn BA MBA Wayne State University

Primary Performance: 5,943 (7th place)

Name: Susan A. Dabaja

Profession: Attorney, Council President

Education: B.S. University of Michigan-Dearborn, Juris Doctorate, University of Detroit Mercy

Website: http://susandabaja.com

Email: dabajafordearborn@gmail.com

Primary Performance: 7,053 (1st Place)

Name: Regan Ford

Profession: Small business owner

Education: High School

Website: www.fordearborn.com

Email: fordearborn@gmail.com

Primary Performance: 5,943 (3rd place)

Name: Ramez Haidar

Profession: Electrical Engineer / Commander with the Wayne County Sheriff Reserves

Education: BS Electrical Engineering – WSU MS Electrical Engineering

Website: http://zackfordearborn.com

Email: ramezhaidar@gmail.com

Primary Performance: 2,213 (14th place)

Name: Brian C. O’Donnell

Profession: District Sales Manager

Education: BS- Biology Madonna University MBA- Baker College

Website: www.odonnell4dearborn.com

Email: brian@odonnell4dearborn.com

Primary Performance: 5,815 (4th place)

Name: Michael T. Sareini

Profession: Salesman/Attorney

Education: Associate’s Degree Henry Ford Community College, 2009-Bachelor of Arts – University of Michigan Dearborn, 2012-Juris Doctor -Thomas M. Cooley Law School

Website: http://councilmansareini.com Campaign Email: ctemikesareini@gmail.com

Primary Performance: 6,632 (2nd place)