City council candidate spurred to run by the “epitome of cancel culture”

Lee Ann Blazejewski

Lee Ann Blazejewski is running in November for one of three seats up for re-election on the Howell City Council.

Blazejewski, a Howell native, said in a release that the council’s failure to reappoint a representative to the Tax Increment Financial Authority Board spurred her to run.

“I decided that it was the right time to formally announce my candidacy for Howell City Council when I saw the council’s recent vote against reappointing someone who spoke in opposition to a past city council proposal,” she said in the press release announcing her candidacy. “He was exercising his First Amendment right as a private citizen and was punished for it.”

“I believe the best way to make well-informed decisions on behalf of the City of Howell is to be open,” she said, calling the council’s move to oppose the reappointment of Rob Spaulding to the Tax Increment Financial Authority Board by a vote of 6-1 “the epitome of cancel culture.”

A registered nurse and doctoral candidate in public health, Blaizewski ran unsuccessfully in the August 2020 GOP primary for the 5th District seat on the Livingston County Board of Commissioners, as well as previously seeking an open seat on the Howell City Council.

“The actions of our locally elected leaders have long-term implications on the viability of the City of Howell and on the health and welfare of all residents,” she said. “If elected, I will work with members of the community and business leaders to address the needs of all residents of the City of Howell.”

Howell Mayor Nick Proctor is up for re-election in November, as well as council members Jan Lobur, Jeanette Ambrose, and Randy Greene.

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