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Derek has worked hard to make Jackson a better place to live, work and play. Here are a few ways he's taken leadership in making our community a better place.
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Councilmember Promotes Open Government, Posts Salary Contributions Online

Dobies posts City Council income and donations online, fulfilling campaign pledge to give half of City Council salary back to city, half to local nonprofits Jackson, MI – Councilmember Derek Dobies today announced the publishing of his City Council income and donations online as part of his continued push to promote open government. The salary […]

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Dobies Launches Open Government Initiative, Prioritizing Accountability and Transparency at City Hall

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 6, 2013 Contact: Derek Dobies Phone: 517-618-1452 Dobies Launches Open Government Initiative, Prioritizing Accountability and Transparency at City Hall City Councilman Puts Campaign Literature Online  To Better Deliver on Campaign Priorities   JACKSON, MI – Jackson City Councilman Derek Dobies today announced his plans to post all of his 2011 campaign […]

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Councilman Dobies Plans “Weekend Watch” on Hardwood Street

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 19th, 2012 Contact: Derek Dobies 517-618-1452 Councilman Dobies Plans “Weekend Watch” on Hardwood Street With Violence Continuing On Hardwood Street, Councilman Dobies Plans To Personally Patrol The Street On Friday, Saturday and Sunday Nights JACKSON – Councilman Dobies today announced plans to patrol the corner of 1st and Harwood Street on Friday, Saturday […]

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Jackson City Council candidate pledges to donate salary back to city and local nonprofits

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 26th, 2011, 10:25am Contact: Derek Dobies, 517-618-1452 Jackson City Council candidate pledges to donate salary back to city and local nonprofits Dobies says pledge shows residents that city officials can be fiscally responsible and show local non-profits they are valued in Jackson community JACKSON – Today, Ward 6 candidate for City […]

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Jackson City Council Candidate Derek Dobies Receives Police Endorsement

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 21st, 2010 Contact: Derek Dobies, 517-618-1452 Jackson City Council Candidate Derek Dobies Receives Police Endorsement Local F.O.P. Leadership Say Dobies Will Focus On Prioritizing Quality Community Safety and Be A Strong Partner To Jackson Area Law Enforcement Jackson – Jackson City Council candidate Derek Dobies today announced that he has received […]

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Candidate to Host Coffee Hours to Begin Conversations

Derek Dobies invites city residents to meet & share ideas over coffee JACKSON – Today, Jackson City Council candidate Derek Dobies announced that he will be hosting “Coffee & Candidate Hours” at Jackson Coffee Co. on Mechanic Street to meet with city residents, talk about his campaign, and hear their ideas on how city government […]

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Derek Dobies files petitions to run for Jackson City Council

Young professional vows to ‘jumpstart Jackson’ JACKSON – Today, young Jackson homeowner Derek Dobies filed petitions from 6th Ward residents to run for the City Council seat currently held by John Polaczyk. Dobies, 25, wants to revitalize Jackson by encouraging new businesses and young professionals to locate in the area. “Our area has been facing […]

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Jackson Councilman Derek Dobies to host January office hours

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEJanuary 3rd, 2012 Contact: Derek Dobies, 517-618-1452 Jackson Councilman Derek Dobies to host January office hours Regular office hours will ensure community input and openness in city affairs JACKSON – Today, 6th Ward City Councilman Derek Dobies announced upcoming January office hours for city residents to give input into city affairs. The office […]

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Meet Derek Dobies

As a son of two public school teachers, Derek Dobies always had a fervent belief that education is the foundation of strong communities. He earned his B.A. in Political Theory and Constitutional Democracy from James Madison College at Michigan State University where he served as Student Senator for the student body. Taking years of both Spanish and Arabic, […]

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