Dave Coulter is running for reelection as Mayor of Ferndale. Coulter is one of the few openly gay elected officials in Michigan and a former member of the Detroit Federation of Teachers and SEIU Local 80. Mayor Coulter has been active on many community projects. He worked with the late Gerry Kulick as a council-appointed member of the Community Center Task Force. Coulter was also a member of the Human Rights Ordinance Committee in 1999, and was a Trustee on the Ferndale Library Board in 2004-05. As his community continues to deal with the effects of a struggling economy, Coulter is dedicated to finding ways to provide the services and quality of life needed for continued success within a shrinking budget.