Credibility, Stability and Integrity!
My Dear Novi Friends:
THANK YOU! What a wonderful victory!
I am truly honored…and humbled…by the overwhelming support that Novi voters gave me on Election Day, November 7, 2017.
You re-elected me as YOUR MAYOR by a resounding 65% to 27%, according to unofficial results. That’s a 38-point margin of victory: 5,457 to 2,304 total votes, more than DOUBLE my opponents’ total.
This election result matches the 65% vote total that I received from Novi voters in 2015.
Novi voters, once again, confirmed what I’ve always believed: Novi is headed in the right direction, and you approve of my vision and priorities for our Great City.
More importantly, Novi voters clearly VALIDATED my Leadership and Managerial Skills by re-electing me to an unprecedented fourth, 2-year term as YOUR MAYOR!
This election was brutal…too many unnecessary personal – and false – attacks by my opponents, who proved to be NOT PRO-NOVI...but Pro-Themselves! My opponents saturated our wonderful community with mailers and letters that were full of misleading statements about my record. My opponents made up "facts" and attempted to tarnish my 42 years of community service to Novi.
But those negative tactics failed – thanks to you!
Everyone has a right to free speech – but no one has the right to make up facts about me, and to attempt to tarnish the great City of Novi.
The people who voted for me love everything about Novi! We embrace diversity, and we welcome different cultures into our area. But we reject those who spew forth untruths!
The FACT is, Novi’s never been in better shape under my Leadership.
While I have been your Mayor, the City of Novi has had a very strong recovery in residential property values…we’ve reduced your tax rates TWICE…we’ve added hundreds of million in commercial development…we’ve received a AAA bond rating…we’ve added police and fire resources…and we’ve committed millions of dollars to improve roads, sidewalks and pathways.
Novi is a destination city. I love this city. We’ve got wonderful people on City Council – making the important (and correct) policy decisions that help make Novi the greatest city in the State of Michigan.
Novi has a great future, and I’m so grateful to be a part of it.
Once again, I say THANK YOU!
Thank you for letting me help keep the momentum going!
It is deeply appreciated.
Mayor, City of Novi