On behalf of the Washtenaw County Democratic Party (WCDP) Executive Board, I want to extend our sincere best wishes to Lois Richardson on her assumption of the office of Mayor of Ypsilanti, Michigan. We recognize the historical nature of this event, as Mayor Richardson is the first African American woman to hold this office. We celebrate that another wall has fallen on our long journey toward social justice and racial equity, and we look forward to working with Mayor Richardson for the benefit of the residents of the City of Ypsilanti and Washtenaw County.

– Chris Savage, WCDP Chair