Election 2015: Lansing 3rd Ward: Boles and Hussain

LANSING, Mich (WLNS) – As we move closer and closer to election day we continue our in-depth look at candidates running for the Lansing and East Lansing city council races.

We here at 6 News want to inform and educate the voter before polls open.

Today we take a look at the Lansing council seat up for grabs in the Third Ward, which is Lansing’s southwest side.

Incumbent A’Lynne Boles is trying to hold the seat but challenger Adam Hussain is looking to be a fresh voice for the people of south Lansing.

The race for the Lansing City Council Ward Three seat is heating up as we get closer to election day.

Incumbent A’Lynne Boles has lived in Lansing her entire life. She runs Kaleidoscope Productions and is a spokesperson for certain school districts around the state.

She has held the Third Ward seat for eight years.

She has seen many changes come to her ward while she has been at the helm and wants to see even more to come. “We’ve brought a south-side police precinct over to Schmidt Community Center that did not exist before I came onto council, I fought for that,” says Boles. “It gives a police presence at a level that we have not had and it’s quieted things down in neighborhoods. I’ve talked to individuals who have confirmed that.”

Lansing school teacher and lifelong resident Adam Hussain who is running for city council for the first time.

Hussain feels he is best for the job because there are issues that need to be addressed and he is the man to do it. “I know what the issues are and I’m ready to tackle them. What I’ve tried to do over the last eight months, I’ve been campaigning since March, I started knocking on doors in late March, early April and what I’ve tried to do is show the residence of southwest Lansing that I have the endurance and stamina and, doggoneit, we’re going to build the necessary relationships to leverage in order to move southwest Lansing forward.”

Stay with 6 News for more candidate profiles as we approach the November 3 elections.

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