Sheila Cockrel

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Sheila Cockrel
Member of the Detroit City Council
Incumbent
Assumed office
1993[1]
Personal details
Spouse(s)Kenneth Cockrel, Sr. (deceased)
ChildrenKenneth Cockrel, Jr. (stepson)
ResidenceCorktown, Detroit
 
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Sheila Cockrel
Member of the Detroit City Council
Incumbent
Assumed office
1993[1]
Personal details
Spouse(s)Kenneth Cockrel, Sr. (deceased)
ChildrenKenneth Cockrel, Jr. (stepson)
ResidenceCorktown, Detroit

Sheila M. Cockrel née Sheila Murphy[2] is a former member of the Detroit City Council. The widow of Kenneth Cockrel, Sr., she's the stepmother of Kenneth Cockrel, Jr. Sheila Cockrel "had [a]fractious relationship with" Monica Conyers, so when the latter resigned, the former called the action "an appropriate decision".[3] When Dave Bing proposed a water rate hike, Sheila Cockrel was among those who voted in favor.[4]

In 2008, Cockrel testified in an alleged scandal involving John Clark, former chief-of-staff to Kenneth Cockrel, Jr., taking bribes from Synagro Technologies which won a $47-million sludge disposal contract with the city.[5] Cockrel was one of five members of the council who voted in favor of this deal despite protests from residents.[5]

References

  1. ^ Gorchow, Zachary (July 1, 2008). "Sheila Cockrel: ‘I don’t want a cloud hanging over my name’". Detroit Free Press. http://www.freep.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080701/NEWS01/80701048. Retrieved 2009-07-11. 
  2. ^ Johannes F Spreen, Diane Holloway. Who Killed Detroit? New York: iUniverse (2005) page 70. ISBN 0-595-35798-9, ISBN 978-0-595-35798-7
  3. ^ Josar, David; Nichols, Darren A. (June 29, 2009). "Conyers to resign from Detroit City Council on July 6". Detroit News. 
  4. ^ Patton, Naomi R. (June 24, 2009). "Bing to try again for water rate hike". Detroit Free Press. 
  5. ^ a b Ashenfelter, David; Angel, Cecil (September 5, 2008). "Sheila Cockrel called to testify before grand jury". Detroit Free Press. http://www.freep.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080905/NEWS01/80906001. Retrieved 2009-07-11.