FLINT, Mich. (Michigan News Source) – Flint Mayor Sheldon Neeley has officially joined the race for Congress.

Neeley is one of four Democrats running to succeed longtime Congressman Dan Kildee; he is retiring and will not run for a new term this year.

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Neeley is not a stranger to politics. He was elected to the Flint City Council in 2005; voters elected him to the State House of Representatives in 2014, 2016, and 2018. He became Mayor of Flint in 2019.

The three other Democrats running are Dan Moilanen, Pamela Pugh, and State Sen. Kristen McDonald Rivet. Republicans vying for the seat are Paul Junge and Dr. Martin Blank.