Novi mayoral candidate Jason Dorsch allegedly sent racist email - KMSP-TV

Novi mayoral candidate Jason Dorsch allegedly sent racist email

Posted: Updated:
Jason Dorsch Jason Dorsch
NOVI, Mich. (WJBK) -

Jason Dorsch wants to be Novi's next mayor, but one elected official said he should quit the race after allegedly sending a racist email.

"I think we all had reactions to the Zimmerman verdict, but that was not one that I would anticipate coming from a mayoral candidate," said Novi Mayor Pro Tem Dave Staudt.

The first email that surfaced was sent to the Novi City Council. It claimed to be from Dorsch. It came after the decision in the controversial Florida case and read, "After the George Zimmerman verdict, I don't [want] Mexicans near my land. I don't want them fixing my road or anything else, understand?"

"The initial comments were racist. The second set of comments regarding our police department were ridiculous," Staudt said.

That email was also apparently sent by Dorsch and said he was raped by a Novi cop.

The chief of police said while they have had contact with Dorsch several times, he has never filed any type of complaint or made those allegations.

"You have freedom of speech. There are just consequences to freedom of speech, and in this situation, this is a candidate for mayor, and I would like to see that Mr. Dorsch withdraw his candidacy," Staudt said. "Obviously doesn't clearly reflect our community."

Novi Mayor Bob Gatt did not want to comment. The third candidate on the ballot agreed this was not representative of his community, but said ultimately it will be up to the voters to decide in November.

Dorsch did not want to say anything about those emails, but did say he still plans to run for mayor.

  • Local NewsLocal NewsMore>>

  • FBI joins the search for Armada teen's killer

    FBI joins the search for Armada teen's killer

    Friday, July 25 2014 11:08 PM EDT2014-07-26 03:08:38 GMT
    The FBI has joined the investigation team searching for the killer of a 14-year-old Armada girl, April Millsap.
    The FBI has joined the investigation team searching for the killer of a 14-year-old Armada girl, April Millsap. Authorities also say they are now looking for a small motorcycle in addition to the gray, dented van seen in the area.
  • Vandals damage historic Detroit cemetery

    Vandals damage historic Detroit cemetery

    Friday, July 25 2014 10:38 PM EDT2014-07-26 02:38:55 GMT
    Police are looking for suspects after vandals disturb the peace at a historic Detroit cemetery. Someone broke into a mausoleum and made a mess with spray paint and ashes.
    Police are looking for suspects after vandals disturb the peace at a historic Detroit cemetery. Someone broke into a mausoleum and made a mess with spray paint and ashes.
  • Man hospitalized after run-in with Ecorse police

    Man hospitalized after run-in with Ecorse police

    Friday, July 25 2014 10:05 PM EDT2014-07-26 02:05:54 GMT
    Witnesses and lawyers say a man was attacked by Ecorse police Monday morning even though he was complying with police demands.
    Witnesses and lawyers say a man was attacked by Ecorse police Monday morning even though he was complying with police demands.
Powered by WorldNow

KMSP-TV
11358 Viking Drive
Eden Prairie, MN 55344

Phone: (952) 944-9999
Fax: (952) 942-0455

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices