Former state Rep. Shanelle Jackson (D) “intends to run for the 13th District seat of” former Rep. John Conyers (D), “who resigned in December amid allegations of sexual misconduct with female aides. … Jackson is the director of government relations for the Detroit International Bridge Company, which owns and operates the Ambassador Bridge between Detroit and Windsor. She plans to formally announce her campaign in the next few weeks, she said Monday.” (Detroit News)
Another former state Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D) also entered the race. “After her time as state representative, Tlaib joined the Detroit-based Sugar Law Center after losing a primary race for the” state Senate to a fellow Democrat. (Detroit Metro Times)
ON BOARD. Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan (D), “whose partnership with” City Council President Brenda Jones (D) “has been a hallmark of the city’s post-bankruptcy renaissance, has endorsed her to replace” former Rep. John Conyers (D). “Duggan’s endorsement, which his chief of staff confirmed, is the first major one in the race, which has drawn about a half-dozen candidates and raised speculation of nearly a dozen more.” (Detroit Free Press)
The special primary for the seat is set for Aug. 7.