An Old Name

There has been very little coverage of this recently, which surprises me. During last month’s election, a name familiar to many Detroiters appeared on the ballots for Michigan’s 4th District State Representative. Coleman Young Jr, whose real name is Joel Loving, won the district in a landslide victory.

I wonder if the voters in district 4 (where I voted) even know who or what Coleman Young Jr stands for. According to the Michigan Family Association Voters Guide, Coleman Young Jr’s positions on issues are far more in line with the Republicans than any urban Democrat. Not to mention, his only real connection to Coleman Young Sr. is in his genetics. He has very little political experience (Subway Restaurants & Autozone don’t count) and is totally unqualified.

I’m not a huge fan of Coleman Young Sr, but I read his autobiography and I respect the man. However, Coleman Young Jr. appears to be nothing more than an unqualified fraud who is playing off of his father’s respected name.

2 Comments so far

  1. SD (unregistered) on December 14th, 2006 @ 1:31 am


  2. mizjellybean (unregistered) on December 20th, 2006 @ 4:53 pm

    Yes, I noticed not much was said about the man formally known as Joel Loving winning the seat by an overwhelmingly majority. Of course, who knows how many people actually voted on that race. Which brings me to something that is starting to bother me more and more – we (the people) do not know much about any of these candidates. And it is not exactly easy to find out anything on a lot of these smaller races…state senate, judges, etc. The only thing that is readily available is a brief resume.

Terms of use | Privacy Policy | Content: Creative Commons | Site and Design © 2009 | Metroblogging ® and Metblogs ® are registered trademarks of Bode Media, Inc.