Small business owner Jessy Gregg, is running for East Lansing City Council. She is currently serving on the Ingham County Parks Commission as well as the East Lansing Arts Commission and thinks she is ready to make the jump to city council.
Three seats are up for grabs to six candidates and each are four-year terms. The candidates running are Mayor Pro Tem Erik Altmann, Mayor Mark Meadows, Lisa Babcock, Jessy Gregg, John L. Revitte and Warren Stanfield III.
This is part three of the candidate series, so far The State News has featured Michigan State student Warren Stanfield III and Mayor Pro Tem Erik Altmann.
Jessy Gregg is currently serving on the Ingham County Parks Commission as well as the East Lansing Arts Commission and thinks she is ready to make the jump to city council.
Produced by: Haley Sinclair
Business owner and former reporter seeks to step up local involvement
Gregg worked as a reporter covering city government for East Lansing Info and attended city council meetings regularly. After going to the meetings for awhile, she decided that she would like to do more.
“There’s only so many long, four-hour long, city council meetings that you can sit through as a passive observer,” Gregg said. “I want to be on the other side of that table.”
Gregg is the owner of Seams Fabric and Mercantile in East Lansing. She thinks that her insight as a small business owner offers a perspective not currently present on the council. During this time of developmental growth downtown, she feels her voice is essential.
“I don’t think anybody’s working against businesses…
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