LDC Endorsements

The Livonia City Council has 4 seats up for election in 2021. The LDC wants to fill those seats with people who represent our values, progress in Livonia, and the changing face of our city. With that in mind, we're happy to endorse the following candidates for Livonia City Council in 2021. 


Carrie Budzinski

Dan Centers

Jim Jolly

Ken Overwater



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Carrie Budzinski

Carrie Budzinski has served on multiple committees in Livonia, and is a champion of the Livonia Public Libraries and Parks throughout the city. Carrie's unique perspective as a mother, woman of color, and focus on public safety, sustainability, and equity is sorely missing on the current City Council. We believe that Carrie will work hard to fill those gaps and create a better Livonia for everyone. 

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Dan Centers

Dan Centers is a fourth generation Livonia resident and is currently serving his third term on the Livonia School Board. He has a history of putting student resources first, retaining the best teachers, and improving the financial wellbeing of the district. He's received multiple awards for his work and promises to bring the same enthusiasm and commitment to the Livonia City Council.  

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Jim Jolly

Jim Jolly is a husband, father, and attorney who is currently serving on the Livonia City Council. He has served on multiple committess including Finance and Budget, Capital Outlay and Infrastructure, as well as being the Chair of the Economic Development and Strategic Planning Committee. A strong advocate for Livonia's various neighborhoods, he initiated the Neighborhood Grant Program that has helped bring community activities to residents throughout the city.  

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Ken Overwater

Ken Overwater is an experienced attorney and public defender for Washtenaw County. He has deep roots in Southeast Michigan and a long history of helping individuals from under-served communities find a better path forward. Ken promises to focus on COVID recovery and responsible development in the city, public safety for everyone in Livonia, accessibility, and a transparent, efficient city government.  

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Vote on or before November 2nd for candidates who actually care about moving Livonia forward. 

Learn more about voting in Livonia at the city website. 


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