Age no obstacle to 2 top Southfield council candidates


In his first bid for public office, the youngest candidate at age 25 on the Southfield ballot for city council led a field of eight hopefuls.

Jeremy Moss took 17.06 percent of the vote, showing that voters liked his message that stressed his youth and his experience working for state legislators.

At the other end of the spectrum, the 91-year-old Sid Lantz, the oldest councilman in the state of Michigan, will add to his 28 years on the council. Lantz placed third, with 15.18 percent of the vote.

Placing second was a familiar name to voters, that of Sylvia Jordan, a former councilwoman who had previously resigned to make an unsuccessful bid for mayor. Jordan received 16.22 percent of the vote.

Those three — Moss, Jordan and Lantz — will serve four-year terms. Meanwhile, fourth place finisher, Myron Frasier who is now serving as council president, will serve a two-year term.

Rounding out the tally were: incumbent city Councilwoman Linnie Taylor, fifth place with 14.95 percent; Ken Peterson, sixth, with 13.29 percent; Chris Terry, seventh, with 8.92 percent; and, veterans advocate Daniel Brightwell, eighth with 6.53 percent.