Krystal A. Crittendon Will Serve as Detroit Deputy Mayor if Benny Napoleon is Elected Mayor

Former Detroit Mayoral Candidate Krystal A. Crittendon Endorses Benny N. Napoleon for City of Detroit Mayor

Standing in a model livable and walkable Detroit community on the lower eastside, former Detroit Mayoral candidate Krystal A. Crittendon announced her endorsement of Benny N. Napoleon for mayor of the city of Detroit.


"I’m the no-nonsense city attorney who has gotten up every day for the last 20 years to fight for what is right for Detroit, and for Detroiters," said Crittendon. "My goal has always been simply to think with clarity; act decisively, and to lead with integrity.  At a time when the stakes could be no higher – and the contrast between the two candidates could be no clearer."

 "I believe this election boils down to two things: whether we elect a mayor who will improve the quality of life for all Detroiters; or one who improves the lives for only an elite and selected few," said Crittendon. "Benny has laid out very dynamic plans on how he will reduce crime in our city by 50 percent. And he has laid out his plan to drive $3.5 billion of investment into our communities to transform our neighborhoods.


Therefore, I am asking all Detroiters who want to see crime reduced, and their neighborhoods finally get the attention they deserve, to join me in electing Benny Napoleon as our next mayor of Detroit."


Krystal is a product of Detroit and of Detroit Public Schools. She is a lawyer who has spent 20 years working her way up through city government where she has become a strong leader in her current role and as the city’s former corporation counsel.  


In the primary election on August 6, Crittendon finished third as a mayoral candidate in her first-ever bid for elected office with five percent of the vote, against veteran politicians. She garnered more votes than a former state rep, Lisa Howze, who campaigned for 17 months. 


We Do Not Need an Emergency Manager... We Need to Manage Our Emergency!

This year’s mayoral election continues to surprise us with many twists and turns.  We must, however, remain focused on Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr and his boss, Governor Rick Snyder, who continue to mislead Detroit residents.

How is it that since Kevyn Orr took control over Detroit, the City’s long term debtallegedly rose from $15 billion to $22 billion?

Why does Kevyn Orr continue to insist that leasing Belle Isle to the State (to supposedly save $6 million over 10 years) is such an important priority to Detroit’s financial recovery?


How can Kevyn Orr say that the Detroit Water Department is of NO value to Detroit residents unless its control is turned over to a regional authority?

Why does Kevyn Orr continue to threaten to cut health care for seniors and retirees, but refuse to go after millions of dollars owed by millionaires and billionaires?

Why is it that Kevyn Orr's reports do not even mention a plan to evaluate the City's continued practice of granting tax abatements, even though it can no longer afford to do so, or mention a plan to require the banks and mortgage companies which own thousands of parcels of abandoned and blighted properties to either rehabilitate, sale or demolish those properties?  

  • As Detroit’s next Mayor, I will continue to fight Kevyn Orr’s right to exist as dictator over Detroit’s finances.
  • As Detroit’s next Mayor, I will negotiate with City employee labor unions to secure the $150 million in wage and health care concessions that the unions agreed to more than a year ago.


  • As Detroit’s next Mayor, I will pursue, and if needed, sue to collect hundreds of millions of dollars owed by the State and private corporations.


  • And as Detroit’s next Mayor, I will use money collected and saved to pay down Detroit’s debts and to improve City services for Detroit residents, businesses and visitors.


I've said it before and I'll say it again, we don't need an Emergency Manager, we need to manage Detroit's financial emergency.

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