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Eric Mays Wikipedia: Age, Wife and Kids

American auto worker and politician, Eric Mays Wikipedia is trending over the internet after his death news got out to the media. Mays passed away on February 24, 2024, at age 65 as reported by ABC 12.

As per the report of ABC 12, Eric’s death was confirmed on Saturday evening due to natural causes following an illness.

Politician, Mays served as a member of the Flint City Council since 2013 until his death. However, during his tenure, Mays has been into several controversies as he was suspended and escorted out of the city council meetings.

Moreover, he was also a chairman of the Finance Committee in 2018 and ran for mayor against Karen Weaver and Sheldon Neeley in 2022.

With the news of his death, many personalities expressed their deep condolences on social platforms including journalist Dave Brondy.

Eric Mays Biography

Full Name Eric Mays
Date of Birth September 16, 1958
Birthplace Flint, Michigan, United States
Date of Death February 24, 2024 (aged 65)
Occupations Auto Worker, Politician
Spouse Megan Ritchie
Parents Pastor Louis H. Mays (father)
Rosie B. Mays (Mother)


Eric Mays Wikipedia: Age and Parents

Eric Mays, an American politician was born on September 16, 1958, in Flint, Michigan, United States. He was born to a Christian middle-class family to his father, Pastor Louis H. Mays, and mother, Rosie B. Mays.

Mays received his education from Michigan University and graduated in 1981 with a degree in political science and pre-law.

Completing his education, Mays worked in labor advocacy with General  Motors and the UAW. In 2013, he secured the First Ward city council seat after several community activism like environmental justice, racial equality, and police accountability.

Eric Mays Political Journey

Eric Mays with his degree in political science had always aimed to enter into politics which he did in the early 2000s. He began to participate in political campaigns for his political endeavors.

With his seat for the Flint City Council in 2013, he marked his first victory in politics. However, Mays used to be part of several controversies that sparked debates and attracted scrutiny for his meetings.

In 2014, Mays ran for a seat in the Michigan State House of Representatives representing District 34. Unfortunately, Mays lost the attempt to win the Democratic primary election.

Eric Mays Wife and Kids

Former American politician, Eric Mays was married to Megan Ritchie. The couple welcomed three children whose names are not revealed.

Mays prefers keeping his personal life hidden from the public media due to his involvement in multiple controversies.

Eric Mays Controversies

In January 2016, Mays got arrested and was jailed for 30 days for allegedly crashing his car in 2013 for driving the wrong way on Interstate 475.

Although there was no witness to testify about his driving during the night, several police officers confessed him driving drunk on the night of his arrest.

Mays referred to the case as highly politically motivated like some kind of trap from his opposition party.

Similarly, on November 26, 2017, Eric pleaded no contest for allegedly pawing a city-owned laptop 9 times over two years. He said, it is not a crime, it just shows that he is poor by pawing laptops.

In 2020, Mays was removed from the meeting by a police officer after he mocked President Monica Galloway to Adolf Hitler after a verbal altercation and performed a Nazi Salute.

Again, on December 20, 2023, he was suspended from the council for 90 days for making constant frivolous motions using racist rhetoric.

Eric Mays Death

Sadly, this former auto worker and politician passed away at his Flint home on February 24, 2024. He lived for 65 years of age.

After his death, the City of Flint issued a statement referring to Mays, as “bold and courageous service” and as “beloved among his constituents in the First Ward.”

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Who is Eric Mays?

Late auto worker and politician.

When did Eric Mays die?

On February 24, 2024.

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