Former Mayor of Troy Endorses Dane Slater in Special Election
Louise E. Schilling, who served as Mayor from 2004-11, worked with Slater when he served on the City Council.
Former Mayor of Troy and Councilwoman Louise E. Schilling announced that she endorses Dane Slater in the May 7 special election.
Slater is currently serving as mayor, after former Mayor Janice Daniels was recalled in the November 2012 election. City Council appointed former Councilman Slater, a retired Troy Police captain, to the position by a 4-2 vote.
Schilling served as Troy's mayor from April 2004 until November 2011, and she was on city council for 18 years. Five other candidates are on the ballot: David Elsas, Jon Desjardins, Faris Alami, Marty Knollenberg and Scott T. Welborn.
"Mayor Slater is the only candidate to file 555 signatures to qualify for the Troy Mayor ballot," Schilling said in a release issued Tuesday. The other candidates paid a fee to appear on the ballot.
"The outpouring of support for Mayor Slater from a wide variety of citizens is evident. From community leaders to business owners to homeowners the comments of support are growing every day."
Schilling described Slater as a "natural leader ... with diginity and respect for all opinions."
The office is non-partisan. The mayor is a part-time position that pays $175 per month.