UPDATE November 2013: Raquel Casteneda-Lopez won her election to represent District 6 on Detroit’s City Council.
Detroit native Raquel Casteneda-Lopez grew up watching her parents work hard to provide for their family. Her father was a laborer and union member before establishing a business of his own. After his death, Raquel had to work to help support the family of eight children. She entered the race for city council after several years working as an organizer with local non-profits.
“As a lifelong Detroiter, I understand the challenges we face as a community. These struggles have shaped me into who I am today: a hard working and unwavering advocate to those I serve.”
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