Primary Preview: Brenda Lawrence Wants to Represent Michigan's 14th District in the US House

July 30, 2014

By Travis Wright

"I have had the experience as a government elected official of getting the job done: the gun control laws and legislation, I waked the halls of congress with republicans, and I walked the halls to get funding for our roads."

Four Democrats are competing to represent Michigan’s left-leaning 14th District in the United States Congress, including including three prominent politicians in former Congressman Hansen Clark, Southfield Mayor Brenda Lawrence, and Michigan State Representative Rudy Hobbs.

Sometimes referred to as the “Super S District” after being controversially re-drawn by republicans in 2012, it includes communities in northern Oakland and eastern Wayne counties, including West Bloomfield, Southfield, Grosse Pointe, and parts of Detroit.

Southfield Mayor Brenda Lawrence tells WDET’s Travis Wright why she has what it takes to represent such a diverse array of communities.

The primary election is Tuesday, August 5th.