Barb Dempsey Politician
Barbel "Barb" Dempsey is the current mayor of Mount Clemens, Michigan, the county seat of Macomb County. An Independent, she is the city's third female mayor. As mayor, she initiated the Mount Clemens Downtown Program. Via this program, the city's downtown saw massive redevelopment, including repair of the County Building, the tallest structure in the county. She ran unopposed in the 2007 election and won by a massive landslide in the 2009 mayoral election against opponent Steve Ferdig. Dempsey and Mayor Karen Majewski of Hamtramck have been compared, as they are both female mayors of smaller Michigan cities with aging infrastructure and large amounts of urban decay. She also initiated a CCTV camera program.