He was the first openly gay mayor elected in the state of Michigan. Born in Columbus, Ohio , Covey has lived in Michigan since moving to the state to become executive director of the Michigan Organization for Human Rights  and has lived in Ferndale since Covey lost his first race for Ferndale City Council in by a wide margin, but was elected on his second try and served from to He was Ferndale's first gay city councilor. In , he ran for the Oakland County Commission, winning a three-way Democratic primary on August 3, and besting a Republican in the November general election in a reliably Democratic district. He ran again for mayor of Ferndale, Michigan on November 5, , challenging incumbent David Coulter , but was defeated.
Craig Covey - Wikipedia
Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about. A link has been sent to your friend's email address. A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. Please read the rules before joining the discussion. But he's running against a friend said to be Michigan's second openly gay mayor. The race has left many of Ferndale's gay voters perplexed as they now have to decide between two strong gay candidates in the November election. They're both great guys," said Cass Varner of Ferndale, who is communications director for the gay social organization Affirmations in the city's downtown.
Covey elected mayor of Ferndale
He is a member of the Democratic Party. Coulter was raised in St. Clair Shores, Michigan , and attended St. Joan of Arc Grade School in the city.
Craig Covey born is an American politician who served as mayor of Ferndale, Michigan. He was the first openly-gay mayor of any municipality in the state of Michigan. A Democrat, he resigned the office in to take a seat on the Oakland County Commission, where he served one term. Born in Columbus, Ohio, Covey has lived in Michigan since moving to the state to become executive director of the Michigan Organization for Human Rights and has lived in Ferndale since