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M. L. Elrick running for City Council after leaving Detroit Free Press

M. L. Elrick
Posted at 4:26 PM, Jan 05, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-05 16:26:04-05

DETROIT (AP) — A journalist says he's running for the Detroit City Council after leaving the Detroit Free Press.

M.L. Elrick has filed paperwork to create a candidate committee for the 2021 election.

Elrick won a Pulitzer Prize for exposing scandals involving Kwame Kilpatrick, who resigned as Detroit mayor in 2008.

Elrick says voters would get a watchdog who tries to ensure government works.

Besides working at the Free Press, he has been a reporter at two Detroit-area TV stations.