VanderWall calls on Leelanau County road commissioner to resign or be removed

Commissioner used racial slur in public meeting

LANSING, Mich. — After reading that Leelanau County Road Commissioner Tom Eckerle used a racial slur in a public road commission meeting this week, Sen. Curt VanderWall, R-Ludington, issued the following statement:

“Racism is totally unacceptable in our society, and Commissioner Eckerle’s use of a racial slur is shocking, appalling and cannot be tolerated. He should resign immediately or the county should begin actions to have the governor remove him from office.”

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