Members of Sierra Club and Clean Water Action may have made the
difference in this extremely close race. GTrustee Ed Neal beat back
the recall by 89 votes and Treasurer Diane Philpot by just 37 votes.
Both environmental groups opposed the recall, which was an attempt by
developers to reverse pro-environment land use and other policies
advocated by Neal and Philpot. Clean Water Action, with more than
1,000 members in Brownstown Township, worked with Sierra Club
grassroots activists who led the anti-recall effort, and contacted
hundreds of members by email and phone prior to Tuesday's election.
Thanks to Mary LaFrance to providing the spark and the grit that helped
make this victory possible.|
Mary La France wrote: