Thursday, July 29, 2021

Primary election Tuesday will eliminate office hopefuls

4 vying for mayor’s office

Voters in Westland will be asked to reduce the number of candidates seeking the office of mayor from four to two during the Aug. 3 primary election next Tuesday.

The two candidates who receive the highest vote totals will move on to the general election in November.

Incumbent Mayor William R. Wild is seeking his fourth, four-year term. Wild, 53, is the longest-serving mayor in the city  having been in his current office for 15 years. He also served on the city council before being elected as mayor. 

His qualifications and experience are listed on his website, wildfor 

He is being challenged by Daniel Beier, a newcomer to politics who has never previously held elected office. 

Beier, 29, served in the United States Navy.

More information about his qualifications can be found on his Facebook page, Daniel Beier for Westland Mayor.

Current Councilwoman Tasha Green is also seeking the mayoral office. Green, 45, has served on the city council for one term. She is a small business owner and a reserve Wayne County Sheriff deputy.

More information about her candidacy is available at

Edward Pruett, 39, is a business owner and pastor. He is also seeking his first-ever elected office as mayor of the 11th largest city in Michigan.

Pruett also works with the nonprofit group, A Better Westland.

To learn more about his qualifications visit