Gabriela Santiago Romero

Gabriela Santiago-Romero for Wayne County Comission

Help us change the way we do local politics!


Gabriela Santiago-Romero is an immigrant from Mexico, a Detroit native and an active organizer in Michigan. She has spent her whole life fighting for justice and will bring her core value of putting people first to local government.


"Growing up an immigrant in poverty in Southwest Detroit has forced me to see and learn things the hard way. I know our family isn’t the only one in our community that has experienced these struggles. Too many families in our community have struggled to make ends meet, have been pushed out of their homes by foreclosures, and have struggled to get to jobs or school due to the lack of reliable public transportation.

But our community is resilient and we always have eachothers’ backs. Whether it’s putting together backpack drives for the little ones starting school or coming together to support our neighbors that have lost their home to a fire or foreclosure, we show up for each other.

It’s time we have someone who will show up for our community in the same way. That’s why I’m excited to announce that I’m running for Wayne County Commissioner in District 4.

We need a county government that does everything in its power to protect our families and keep them in their homes, not leave them out in the streets due to raising rents and foreclosures. We need a true justice system that is restorative and that invests in our people. We need a county government that works hard to ensure we have regional transit to get us to jobs and opportunities. We need a county budget that reflects our priorities and our values.

I will work hard every single day for us. As a lifelong active Southwest Detroit resident and a community organizer that works everyday to change our community for the better, I will fight hard for a county government that is more transparent, more engaging and more accessible to us.

I believe that together we can change the way we do politics, but it starts with us. This campaign is about our community and the change we can make together. Will you join me today by donating $20, $50, or $100 to help us start off strong?

I believe in our community, I believe that we deserve the very best, I believe that together we can build a more equitable and transformative Wayne County."

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