Monica Conyers Files to Run for Wayne County Executive in Defiance of “Kwame Amendment”

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DETROIT, May 2, 2022 ~ Former Detroit City Council President Monica Conyers has filed to run as a Democratic candidate for Wayne County Executive.

Monica is barred from election into office until 2029, after a 2009 conspiracy to commit bribery charge, and a conviction for accepting money in exchange for her vote.

Her two-decade ban from Michigan¬†state political office comes as a result of the “Kwame Amendment,” passed by the senate in 2010. The amendment effectively bars officials from holding political office for 20 years following convictions for violating public trust through deceit or fraud.

Conyers was sentenced in 2010 to 37 months in the minimum-security federal prison camp, “Camp Cupcake,” in Virginia, famously known for holding Martha Stewart after she was found guilty of insider trading.

The Wayne County Clerk’s office has accepted her filing for the position, and stated they are not authorized to reject the application, saying, “The initial onus is on the person filing to attest to their eligibility.”

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