34th House District Woodrow Stanley

 

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Democrat

Woodrow Stanley                               

Email:  wordswithwood@aol.com

I am a product of public education and a ardent supporter.

Woodrow Stanley, a Democratic Party politician, is a member of the Michigan House of Representatives from the 34th District. He was a former mayor of Flint that was recalled from office in 2002.

Early life

Stanley attended and graduated from Mott Community College. He then attended University of Michigan-Flint earning Bachelor's degree in political science. At University of Michigan-Flint, he has done additional course work towards a Masters of Public Administration.[1]

Political career

In 1983, Stanley was appointed to the Flint City Council representing the 2nd ward being reelected until his election to the office of Mayor of the City of Flint defeating the incubment Matthew S. Collier. Stanley was elected to three terms as Mayor defeating (in order) future mayor Don Williamson (1995) and City Councilor Scott Kincaid (1999).[2] He was recalled in 2002 due to the city's shaky financial condition and a state appointed Financial Manager was appointed after he left office. In 2004, Stanley was elected to the Genesee County Board of Commissioners, 2nd District.[3] In his second term as Commissioner, Stanley was selected to be chairman of the Board of Commissioners.[4] In November 2008, Stanley was elected to the Michigan House of Representatives from the 34th District.[3][5]

Mayoral Elections Results

1991

25,946

Matt Collier

17,686

1995

21,687

Don Williamson

9,168

1999

17,224

Scott Kincaid

16,393

2002

12,336

Recall

15,863

State Representative Election Results

 

Election Year

 

Votes

 

    Opponent's Votes

 

Opponent

2008

26,867

           4,973

              Adam Ford (R)

2010

13,379

           2,711

              Bruce Rogers (R)