Marl Calls for Forum, Debate
Mayoral candidate Brian Marl sent this press release out today.
Mayoral candidate Brian Marl today announced that he hopes to discuss and contrast his vision for Saline with that of his opponent in public forums or debates. The deadline for candidates to file has lapsed, and two names will appear on the ballot on November 7.
“I’m looking forward to getting into specifics of a vision for Saline’s future,” Marl said. “During the last four years of my time on City Council, I have engaged with community members in discussions about how the city should move forward, and I am hopeful that those conversations will continue into the coming months of the campaign.” Marl has outlined public safety, financial stewardship, openness in government, economic development and investment in infrastructure as his top priorities for the city.
Since Marl’s announcement in early March, more than 125 community leaders and area residents have endorsed his candidacy, joining “Citizens for Marl” on his website.
Howard and Kelven Braun of nearby Braun Farms were among the first to endorse Marl. Kelven explains his endorsement, stating that Marl is “one hundred percent committed to the community, its residents, businesses, and neighbors, and he is far and away the best choice for Mayor of Saline.”
Marl will complete his second two-year term on City Council in December. During that time, he has emphasized accessibility, encouraging citizens to share their concerns or thoughts on how city government can improve and become more efficient. Marl’s experience as a legislative assistant in state government gives him a deep understanding of the ways people interact with government at all levels. He has worked for the Michigan House of Representatives since 2006.
Rev. Dr. Patti Kenney of St. Paul United Church of Christ in Saline, who has worked with Marl for a number of years, describes him as “dedicated, hard worker. He is able to draw people together to accomplish objectives.” Marl is serving his fourth year as Congregational President and Chief Financial Officer of St. Paul UCC.
“Residents know that Saline is truly an exemplary community, and has so much to offer,” said Marl, “but there is much to do to ensure the long-term success of our city.”