Sterling Height Mayor Michael Taylor, a lifelong Republican who has never voted for a Democrat, now backs Joe Biden.
"How could I look at those three kids and tell them I'm proud to support Donald Trump? I can't. I won't. I'm voting for @JoeBiden tomorrow and endorsing him for President of the United States. I hope you'll join me," he tweeted Monday.
Taylor, who became mayor in 2014, first shared his endorsement of Biden with the Chicago Tribune. He called Trump's presidency "deranged."
“I think Joe Biden is the candidate who can unify all of the Democrats, and he’s the candidate who can appeal to moderates and Republicans like me who don’t want to see four more years of President Trump," he tells the Tribune.
On Facebook, he predicts Monday that "Sterling Heights and Macomb County will play such a pivotal role in selecting the president this year."
Taylor was elected to the Sterling Heights City Council in 2009. In 2011 and 2013, he was re-elected with the highest number of votes. After Mayor Richard Notte died, Taylor was sworn-in as mayor in December 2014. He was elected as Sterling Heights Mayor in 2015 and 2017.