Lawrence wins backing of Kayrouz in 14th Congressional race in Michigan
By Ray Hanania
Southfield Mayor Brenda L. Lawrence has won the backing and financial support of prominent Michigan Accident Attorney Joumana Kayrouz in her bid to become the next Congress woman representing the 14th District.
The 14th District includes Pontiac, West Bloomfield, Farmington Hills, Keego Harbor, Sylvan Lake, Orchard Lake, Lathrup Village, Southfield, Oak Park, Royal Oak Township, Harper Woods, the Grosse Pointes, Hamtramck and portions of Detroit. and was created in 2012.
The incumbent Congressman, Gary Peters, announced his intention to run for the United States Senate to succeed retiring Senator Carl Levin who has held the Senate seat since 1979. Levin was the longest serving Senator in Michigan History and served six full terms.
Lawrence was the guest of honor at a fundraiser hosted recently by Kayrouz at her Bloomfield Hills home. Lawrence announced her candidacy Jan. 29 for the Democratic Primary election which will be held August 5, 2014. The winners of the Democratic and Republican primaries will face-off in the General Election on Nov. 4, 2014.
Lawrence is serving her fourth term as Mayor of Southfield where she has lived her entire life.
In 2012, Lawrence ran for the office against Peters when the district was the 13th Congressional District, running second in the Democratic Primary and making her the lead contender in this year’s election. She was the Democratic Party nominee for Oakland County Executive in 2008, and for Lieutenant Governor in 2010.
The involvement of Kayrouz will help coalesce the influential American Arab and Muslim vote behind Lawrence.
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(Ray Hanania is an award winning former Chicago City Hall reporter and columnist and managing editor of The Arab Daily News www.TheArabDailyNews.com.)