Saline Mayoral candidate Brian Marl said Monday he’s pleased that his friend for the city’s top elected post.
“Although it may sound counterintuitive, I think it’s a good thing. For far too long voters in Saline haven’t had a choice when it comes to who will serve as mayor,” Marl said. “Anytime there is competition for a political office it is a good thing for voters and a good thing for government.”
Marl, elected to city council in 2008, served next to Law on city council before Law resigned to take a teaching job in Menominee last September.
“Glenn is a friend. I wish him well. Conversely, I am 100 percent confident in the campaign I am running and I am overwhelmed by the momentum we’re developing,” Marl said. “Ultimately, I believe my campaign will be successful but I am not taking anything for granted. I will continue to run a vigorous campaign and promoting a message that I believe is resonating with residents of Saline.”
Asked to contrast himself with Law, who served on council from 2003-2011, Marl declined.
“I will say I have a succinct vision and clearly defined set of priorities. The only thing I would add is that I am here for the long haul. Win or lose, I am not going anywhere,” Marl said. “I have the right ideas and the experience to be an effective mayor.”
Candidates have until Aug. 7 to submit nominating petitions for the November election.
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