|Mayor Slater (via the City|
of Troy website)
According to a story in the January 25, 2013 Detroit News...
Slater, who has said publicly he was not interested in running for mayor, says he changed his mind after learning of Knollenberg's intention to run. "Quite frankly, when someone filed that was not nonpartisan, I felt the need to join the race," he said Friday. "Also, I've been getting a lot of calls from people who are very close to me, and when certain people asked me to reconsider my position, I thought I should do it."Should be a very interesting special election facing the voters.