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District 5 Steamy Race

The race for the remaining Monroe City Council District 5 seat is reaching its climax in a contest that will profoundly influence the city's future. Incumbent Councilwoman Kema Dawson is facing community activist Verbon Muhammad, a seasoned city council observer who has voiced his concerns on many District 5 issues. Dawson failed to secure the required 50% plus 1 in the primary, with Muhammad securing second place, forcing a runoff. Muhammad's potential success in the runoff could signal to the Ellis administration that a majority of southside residents seek change from the past four years. Di...


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