Toson Knight is concerned about disparities in Detroit neighborhoods.
"I mentor kids all across the district," says Knight, running for the District 4 seat on Detroit City Council. "Some of them stay in East English Village. Some of them stay in the Denby neighborhood. Those are two different disparities, but we have to make sure that those people in the Denby neighborhood feel just as important as the individuals in East English Village."
Knight talked about his candidacy this week on the "Craig Fahle Show" on Deadline Detroit. The council seat has been held by André L. Spivey since 2009.
He is the former deputy manager for District 4 in Detroit. He also works as dean of culture at Western International High School and is the founder and CEO of Caught Up, a nonprofit that mentors at-risk young people on Detroit's east side.