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The Observer and Eccentric newspapers have endorsed Westland Mayor Bill Wild in the Democratic primary for Wayne County Executive.

“We believe one candidate stands out. We urge Wayne County voters to choose William Wild in the Aug. 5 Democratic primary,” states a July 22nd Observer/Eccentric editorial, titled “William Wild is the change Wayne County voters are looking for.”

OE Endorsement

“Serving as Westland’s full-time mayor since 2007,” the editorial states, “Wild has taken over one of the largest cities in the county and turned it around, transforming a projected $50 million deficit into a $5 million surplus. He was able to work with the city’s unions to get necessary concessions, while also maintaining services. He currently has a three-year running balanced budget. Those are the kinds of successes needed at the county level.”

“We believe Wild has the skills needed to lead Wayne County. He would provide a fresh start for a county that needs new leadership. We urge voters in the Democratic primary to select William Wild as the nominee for Wayne County executive.”

The Observer/Eccentric publishes the Westland edition of Hometown Life, and has covered Bill Wild extensively during his term as mayor. The company also publishes newspapers in the Wayne County communities of Canton, Garden City, Livonia, Redford, and Wayne.

Bill Wild’s campaign for new leadership in Wayne County has also been endorsed by the Detroit News; the Police Officers Association of Michigan (the largest union representing police officers in Michigan and Wayne County); Western Wayne Professional Firefighters – IAFF Local 1279; the Westland Police Lieutenants and Sergeants Association Greening Detroit; the Detroit Regional Chamber of Commerce, and numerous local mayors, township supervisors and other local elected officials.