Lansing City Council Seeks Quinney Replacement

(WLNS) – A leadership change in one elected office is setting off a chain reaction that has now reached the Lansing City Council. You may recall Curtis Hertel created an open seat in local government when he was elected to the state senate. Hertel was the former register of deeds.

Now Lansing city council president Derrick Quinney will step into that position. making his council seat available.

So the search is now on for Quinney’s replacement and the council hopes to find a candidate at tonight’s meeting.

Lansing city council members unanimously appointed council president Derrick Quinney to be the new Ingham County Register of Deeds last week. Tonight Quinney is scheduled to formally resign from the city council to start his new position.

Quinney will remain Register of Deeds through the end of the 2016 term and if he wants to keep it he’ll have to run again in 2017.

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