Voters to decide race for seat in state House

Warren Weekly | Published April 3, 2024


WARREN — Voters in the Warren Weekly’s coverage area will be among those electing a candidate to represent District 13 in the Michigan House of Representatives in a special election April 16.

Voters will select a candidate from a field of one Democrat or one Republican. The winner of the election will serve a partial term set to expire on Jan. 1, 2025, in the seat in the Michigan Legislature vacated by Democrat Lori Stone when she was elected mayor of Warren in November 2023.

Candidates were asked, in 75 words or fewer, to state their top goal(s) if elected. The answers are printed verbatim.


Mai Xiong
Age: 39
Occupation: County Commissioner & Small Business Owner
Municipality of residence: Warren
For how long: 20 Years
Online campaign information:
Education: MBA Student, Western Governors University
Taubman Fellow, Harvard Kennedy School
MPLP Alumni, Michigan State University
BFA, College for Creative Studies
Previously and currently held elected offices: Macomb County Commissioner, 2021-Present
Top goals: As commissioner, I’ve worked to care for our seniors, fought for public transportation, and delivered results to Warren’s working families. I am committed to building on the progress that has been made in our state and maintaining Democrats’ majority in the House. I will work to help families to be financially successful, invest in our teachers and students, put money back into the pockets of our seniors, and bring resources back home to our district.


Ronald Singer
Age: 72
Occupation: Systems designer
Municipality of residence: Warren
For how long: 40+ years
Online campaign information:
Education: some college plus technical training
Previously and currently held elected offices: none
Top goals: As a grandfather of six, I want to provide the best possible educational opportunities. Improving education will contribute to building a skilled workforce and making Michigan and its citizens more prosperous.
I want to protect the environment with common sense requirements to preserve it for future generations.
I also want to try to keep taxes low. The current inflationary environment is challenging for residents and Lansing should try to lessen the pressure on family budgets.