2019 Ferndale Election

Brian Stawowy is running as an open Democratic Socialist to serve Ferndale’s working class residents—not the real estate lobby and luxury developers. His radical, transformative platform includes fighting for truly affordable housing, creating a local Green New Deal, and ensuring Ferndale is a sanctuary city for all, including the poor, immigrants, people of color, and the LGBTQIA community.

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Affordability for all

You shouldn’t have to be rich to live in Ferndale. As mayor, Brian will make it a priority to combat the rising cost of living and to maintain the affordability of housing in our community.

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Cleaner, Greener city

The health of our environment is directly linked to the well-being of our local and global communities. Through a localized Green New Deal, Brian’s goal is to make Ferndale a leader of sustainability in our state.

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Smarter Financial Management

Residents’ and workers’ rights deserve to be defended. Under Brian’s economic plan, your tax dollars will go further to benefit you and your neighbors, not just developers.


Brian’s Vision

“I am running for Ferndale Mayor to make a positive impact on the community I love. I am running to improve the lives of the people of Ferndale, not to be a rubber stamp for developers. My campaign is entirely grassroots. We will accept absolutely no money from developers or the real estate lobby, and I challenge everyone in this race to do the same.”


About Brian

Brian is a high-level engineer. He’s worked at FCA for 4 years and Ford for 4 years, specializing in manufacturing processes and tooling. He plans and implements process and tooling changes, manages multiple program budgets, and collaborates with workers, contractors and managers.

Brian is passionate about sustainable urban planning and addressing the climate crisis. As an engineer, he knows that there are many things Ferndale could be doing to bring about a Green New Deal, and that they are extremely achievable.

Brian is a member of the newly formed Ferndale social justice book club. He is currently reading Capital City by Samuel Stein, which is about how traditional urban planners have caused gentrification.




Join the movement.



The most important thing you can do to support Brian is to vote on Election Day, November 5, 2019. New this year, there is no voter registration deadline in Michigan, but we encourage you to make sure you are registered ahead of time.

Get involved

Brian’s campaign is fueled by the tireless efforts of our passionate group of volunteers. As a volunteer, you can contribute to canvassing efforts, make phone calls, or simply display a yard sign to show your support for Brian. 


Brian’s campaign is funded entirely by grassroots donors, and he is not accepting any money from developers or the real estate lobby. Your donation of any amount will be used to inform the community and generate support for Brian’s message.