Eric Mays Biography, Early Life, Education, Career, What Hapened to Eric Mays?, Net Worth, Profile Summary


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Eric Mays is an American politician, Flint city councilman, and one of the electoral candidates who ran for Michigan State House of Representatives, District 34, in 2014.

Although his real age is yet unknown, Eric’s facial appearance and body stature depicts that of a man in his 50s as at the time of writing this article.

May have been in active politics In the past ten years specifically active in Flint City politics. During his period of running for the Michigan state house of Representatives, District 34, in 2014, his opposition includes some of the notable politicians in the state such as Sheldon Neeley of the democrat Party who later emerged as the winner with 91.1% vote and Bruce Rogers of the republican who came second with 29.6% of the people’s vote. Eric failed in the election having gotten just 6.9% of the people’s vote.

Early Life

Eric Mays was born and raised by his parents in the US in a city known as Flint, Flint is known as the largest city and seat of Genesee County, Michigan, United States. It is Located along the Flint River, 66 miles northwest of Detroit, it is a principal city within the region known as Mid Michigan. Eric was born into a Christian and Middle-Class family, his parents work hard to give him a better education and life. He had his education in flint city and presently still resides in the city. He has held various positions in the city and he is also known as one of Flint’s city councilmen.


Eric Mays is a well-educated fellow, he had his primary and high school education in some of the best schools in Michigan after high school he proceeded to Michigan University where he graduated with a degree with flying colors. 


Eric Mays is a Flint Michigan councilman who has been in active politics for over ten years and still counting. In 2013 he was elected to City Council. He was elected by just eight votes over candidate Anita Brown. He served in that post for four years. In 2015 Mays also contested for the Flint Michigan mayoral position having his opposition be the Incumbent mayor Dayne Walling, businesswoman Karen Weaver and Councilman Wantwaz Davis. He was also a one-time vice president of the city councilmen and the financial committee chair before he lost his position over a Nazi salute to the council’s leader and compared her to Adolf Hitler during a public meeting. Mays and Council President Monica Galloway verbally clashed at a Jan. 13 2020 council meeting and when Galloway sought to move on to another point on the agenda, Mays accused her of being rude and of acting like Hitler. He then performed the salute. On Monday, Galloway ruled Mays – who has a history of outbursts at council meetings – out of order due to his behavior during a discussion about the purchase of new trucks. She ordered Mays’ removal from the meeting for surpassing his warnings of being out of order.

In 2021 he was elected to City Council. According to the biographyreader, He was removed as council president one month later but continued to clash with other council members and Mayor Sheldon Neeley. He is right now facing a court trial to prove his innocence.

What happened to Eric Mays?

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in march 2023 the popular Flint City Councilman Eric Mays was convicted of disorderly conduct. 

FLINT, MI — Councilman Eric Mays was removed from another meeting after peppering a colleague with repeated racial slurs on Wednesday, April 5, and the City Council failed to complete its work for a second straight week because it was left with too few members to continue.

Mays, who represents Flint’s 1st Ward, was ordered out of the first of three committee meetings scheduled for Wednesday for what 4th Ward council member and Finance Committee Chairwoman Judy Priestley called disrespectful behavior.

As he left the meeting, Mays continued to shout the same slur at 3rd Ward Councilman Quincy Murphy.

Mays, who is Black, called Murphy, who is also Black, a “handkerchief-head Negro … somebody Black that’s trying to get cool with whites” after the two had argued earlier in the meeting and Murphy accused Mays of having lied to the public.

Mays said some council members have attempted to silence him, infringing on his freedom of speech and treating him differently than other council members, and he threatened to “sue the hell out of you all.”

Mays has sued the city previously, claiming in a 2021 federal lawsuit that city officials violated his own and his constituents’ constitutional rights by repeatedly removing him from council meetings and subjecting him to false arrest.

That lawsuit was dismissed by U.S. District Court Judge Bernard A. Friedman, who also ordered the councilman to reimburse the city $34,975 in legal fees related to the same case after finding the lawsuit was frivolous.

Mays is scheduled to be sentenced on a charge of disorderly conduct stemming from a 2022 meeting on April 25 after having been convicted of the misdemeanor by a Genesee District Court jury.

In a court filing last week, he asked Judge Vikki Bayeh-Haley to set aside the jury verdict, saying a witness against him — fellow council member Allie Herkenroder — gave false testimony during his trial that should have been corrected in front of the six-person jury that convicted him.

Two weeks ago, Mays walked out of another committee meeting after Priestley asked that he remove himself for having been disruptive.

On 10 March 2023, he was found guilty of disorderly conduct. This was a verdict given by Flint City District Court Judge Vikki Bayeh-Haley.

 He may face up to 90 days in jail and could charge up to a $500 fine. I was disappointed and I don’t believe that I was guilty of disorderly conduct, he said that after the verdict was delivered. So the next verdict will schedule for 25 April 2023.

He was previously sentenced to 22 days in jail eight years ago. Because he was convicted of impaired driving in a case that Gildneer also prosecuted him for.

Net Worth

Eric Mays’s net worth is still unknown. Although has lost money over the years as a Flint city councilman and he has run into dept for the several legal issues he has encountered in his political career. He has raised over $15,000 on his GoFundMe account from supporters across the country and in flint city.

Profile Summary

NameEric Mays
Famous AsHe was convicted of disorderly conduct and faces a possible jail sentence or fine.
ProfessionPolitician ( Flint City Councilman )
Date Of Birth16 September 1958
Age36 Years ( 2023)
Birth PlaceFlint, Michigan, United States
Education QualificationGraduate
Eye ColorBlack
Hair ColorBlack
Maritial StatusMarried
WifeMegan Ritchie
Networth$ Zero (approx)

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