Three candidates to contend for two Center Line council seats

Warren Weekly | Published October 13, 2021

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CENTER LINE — On Nov. 2, voters in Center Line will choose two candidates to serve on the City Council for the next four years. They’ll make their selections from a field of three candidates: one challenger, and two City Council incumbents. Center Line’s current mayor is running unopposed for another four-year term.

Candidates in the contested City Council race were asked, in 75 words or fewer, to state their top goal(s) if elected. If a candidate went over the word limit, (…) replaces the rest of the answer. (I) indicates the candidate is an incumbent. The answers are printed verbatim except where material is omitted due to personal attacks or items we know to be false or that are blatant misrepresentations.


Center Line Mayor
One candidate is running for a four-year term.

Robert Binson (I)
Running unopposed.


Center Line City Council
Three candidates are running for two four-year terms.

Kawsar Dewan
Age: 40
Occupation: Repair at YanFeng, Harrison Township, MI
Municipality of residence: Center Line
For how long: 6 year’s
Online campaign information:
Education: Robotics Engineer Programming (Associate of Science) Wayne County Community College/Macomb Community College 80 credit Dan
Previously held elected offices: None
Top goals: I believe local government can be successful only when all classes of citizen will have active participation in the process.Unfortunately,working class people were always left behind.I will regularly participate in town hall meeting or keep citizen informed via different community event.
I believe quality education is a right not privilege.I will connect bridge between center council and education board to improve education system.I will work hard to improve the safety...
Peter Harenski (I)
Age: 47
Occupation: Account Manager/Trainer for Brady Corporation
Municipality of residence: Center Line
For how long: 22 years
Online campaign information: erline
Education: Associate Degree, Macomb Community College
Previously held elected offices: City Council for Center Line
Top goals: I am currently serving the City of Center Line as a member of City Council.  My goals are to continue to bring new businesses to the city, keeping our city clean and safe, and being a voice of the residents. I will continue to be active in all city events, and will promote the city as a destination location. Center Line is very diverse, and I want to work on embracing our various cultures.

Richard Moeller (I)
Age: 48
Occupation: Staff Engineer Comerica Bank
Municipality of residence: Center Line
For how long: 36 yrs.
Online campaign information: No answer given
Education: Bachelor’s degree
Previously held elected offices: No answer given
Top goals: I believe we have a Great Team currently in Place in Center Line to keep moving our city forward in a positive direction. Over the next four years we are hoping to build on the momentum of the industrial area growth and create a downtown area, which motivated me to run 4 years ago, as there are more possibilities on what Center Line can offer to their residents and the surrounding communities.