Democratic Detroit Mayoral candidate Lisa L. Howze is giving her campaign a boost by running her first major campaign ad during Sunday’s widely watched Super Bowl game. Campaign Director Brandon Jessup says that “the ad will focus on a brighter future for Detroit and its people. The 30-second ad will air during the Super Bowl in Metro Detroit and run during a week-long media campaign” says Jessup.
Howze will be the first mayoral candidate to run ads this year. Howze declared her candidacy in February 2012 and has focused her campaign on stopping crime and fixing the finances in the city of Detroit. With municipal accounting and auditing experience along with a strong team, Howze will focus the first 100 days of her administration on revenue generating activities. “It will take teamwork and collaboration of concerned residents, churches, business leaders, unions, city employees and government to bring Detroit back to greatness. While one person alone cannot turn the city around, I humbly accept the responsibility to lead this team effort and create the vision for a better Detroit” said Howze.
Part of Howze’s team includes former Detroit Police Chief James Barren as senior advisor on Crime and Law Enforcement, Retired Deputy Fire Chief Reginald Amos, senior advisor on Fire and EMS and Campaign Director Brandon Jessup, who served as the African-American Vote Outreach Director for the state of Michigan in the Obama for America Campaign.
Lisa’s educational background includes a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from the University of Michigan and a Master’s Degree in Finance from Walsh College. Howze, a former state representative, is a certified public accountant with vast experience as an auditor and business assurance advisor. Howze also served as a business financial analyst responsible for reporting more than one billion dollars in annual cash flows from operations.
Howze looks to become the first female mayor in Detroit’s history.