DEARBORN, Michigan – Patrick Melton is running for Dearborn City Council, and Melton “believes that public service is more about listening than talking, and more about action than avoidance”.
With 22 years of experience in the Wayne Country Sheriff’s department – serving as Director of Law Enforcement and Business Outreach – Melton “understands that safe streets are the cornerstone of our Dearborn lifestyle”.
After the recent double homicide at the Family Dollar store, having a stronger voice for law enforcement on the Dearborn City Council just makes sense.
However, a great community lifestyle is more than “just public safety”.
Melton explains on his website: “I am a lifelong resident of Dearborn. As the father of three young children, my passion is their future. I am running for Dearborn City Council because they deserve to have the same opportunities I had growing up.”
“I know that when schools produce great students; when retail, dining and entertainment options are readily available, and when businesses are choosing Dearborn to set up shop — our city will only be better. That’s why I’m committed to protecting and growing Dearborn’s long standing reputation as a great place to live, work, and play.”
Building a better Dearborn downtown business community is also a key issue. In a recent Dearborn Patch interview, Melton explained:
“One of the most noticeable issues is the high number of vacancies in our business district. Dearborn is fortunate enough to be the home base to a number of large employers and learning centers that provide us with an influx of daily visitors who, along with our residents, are prime targets for supporting a downtown with better eating, shopping and entertainment options. We have to do a better job of capitalizing on this.”
“It’s easy to stand on the sidelines and talk about “simple solutions” for the issues that challenge our city. I’m convinced, however, that if these issues had simple solutions, they would be fixed by now.”
“The first thing I will do as a city council member is to listen [to business leaders in the community], ask questions and talk to my colleagues on the council who have been grappling with these issues longer than me. I need to spend some time really getting my arms around our constraints and limitations in order to then be able to collaboratively work with council members to identify solutions.”
- MakeItMelton.com – campaign website
- Make It Melton – campaign Facebook page
- Dabaja and Melton – Good Candidates for City Council – Morris Goodman in the Press and Guide
- Voters to Narrow Field in Primary Election – Dearborn Press and Guide
- Voters Have Plenty of Council Choices in August Primary – Dearborn Press and Guide