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Thursday, April 12, 2018

Building Bridges Instead Of Walls, Is Good For One, And Good For All.

By Richard C. Clement - Cannabis Without Borders



           It is time to build bridges to unite each other instead of walls to divide us. Friday,  April 20th, 2018 will be the last illegal celebration of marijuana held in North America. Coming this July, Canada goes recreational as they go from allowing a person 4 grams per day or 20 plants to recreational sales. Canadian unions like the Laborers International Union of North America  (L.I.U.N.A. www.liuna625.ca)  cover their workers Medical Marijuana costs as a part of their contract. The change is so profound that Canadian Border Security Agency Employees are slowly being directed to not handcuff and strip search Americans who have small amounts of the medicine.  


Website: LIUNA Local 625 Windsor Ontario Medical Marijuana Benefits

Hopefully that memo will reach them very soon because now they will arrest you, fine you a few dollars, and send you back to the USA for a roach (cocktail).  So clean your car out before you cross and wait until PM Trudeau gives C.B.S.A. the word to chill out. When US Customs reciprocates with Canada regarding Marijuana patients, one day there will be medicine sold at the Duty Free stores on the Ambassador Bridge with an exclusive duty tax contract in the distant future.
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I am honored to be chosen as a guest speaker at the 420/421 event on Charles Street in Windsor Canada.  Building bridges instead of walls is economically practical and is good for the neighborhoods around Detroit and Windsor. Deportations for paperwork and politics have no place in America and sending Marc Emery to Mississippi for 5 years was a waste of our tax dollars. At the same time Florida resident Irving Rosenfeld receives 300 pre-rolled joints per month grown in the same state. Mr. Rosenfeld is allowed to medicate in all 50 states legally. What happened to Mr. Emery was a glaring example of White on White crime. We hope that when things change in Washington D.C., Marc Scott and Jodie Emery will be allowed to return to the USA as visitors and diplomats via the Ambassador Bridge.  


Website: Irvin Rosenfeld receives 300 pre-rolled joints per month from US Govt.



All arrest records for Marijuana will be expunged for him and everyone else in the USA when Marijuana is removed from the Controlled Substances Act.  And for the others who were deported on stupid stuff, the City of Detroit will not be used for a deportation station for failed political agendas.  Immediate hearings before Federal Judges and International tribunals will reverse many orders and put some sense back into our government giving direction to its policies.


Therefore by building bridges, you can put things on them like pedestrian access, light rail, or a restaurant viewing platform hanging from the middle. This is much more cost effective than a wall that you can fly a drone over or, get painted on by the neighborhood graffiti artists.


Michigan residents must make it their mission to end prohibition by showing up to vote in the August 7th primaries for candidates who support change through, jobs, justice, and equal opportunity.  Starting June 22, 2018 get up, show up, and vote until I get tired. Then remember to vote again in November to stop their lame duck game in December.

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

April Is Weed Appreciation Month - Do You Know Who To Vote For?


By The Weed Warrior..  

A Field Report from the Battlefront...


Will April 2018 be the start of a beginning to the end of the War on Weed? By ending this war, governments will be forced to reallocate resources towards schools, roads, and neighborhoods. As the annual Ann Arbor MI Hash Bash that occurs every 1st Saturday of April and, as Friday April 20th 2018 approaches, the Weed Warrior is grinding out this annual report to the people.

Cannabis Without Borders  4/20/18-4/21/18


On a local level, the leadership of the City of Detroit wants to illegally restore all of the provisions of the old ordinance that was repealed by a majority vote in the Nov 2017 general election.  This move is illegal because the Detroit City Charter will not allow the Mayor or Council to re-implement any provisions of any ordinance for 365 days after it was repealed by a majority vote. 

The people soundly rejected the 1000 foot barrier and other provisions of the old ordinance.  Supporters of democracy are strongly encouraged to contact City of Detroit Corporate Counsel Lawrence Garcia (GarciaL@detroitmi.gov) asking him to cease and desist wasting taxpayer dollars to wage a war on weed.  The electorate clearly told you what they wanted regarding Marijuana regulation. Let the vote serve as the protest petition as defined in  Sec. 403 of the Michigan Zoning Enabling Act. Attempting to re-insert rejected language may result in a legal proceeding directing  the removal from the ordinance of religious restrictions based on the 1st amendment provision separating church from state.


Wayne County Circuit Court Judge Colombo’s bait and switch conduct in February 2018 invalidating voter results was a new low in transparency.  Waiting until 6:30pm on a Friday to flip flop on ballot language that he approved to be on the ballot was like, being allowed to changing your bet after everyone has played their hand at the casino. Judge Colombo’s influence would be much more effective if he would issue an order to County Information Technology staff to fix the 3rd Circuit Court Website to allow the reading of transactions from his court. Currently no one can access documents on any case at this court, while the website instructions say that you can.

On a State level, the administrative board that is responsible for approving marijuana licenses has proven itself to be an obstructionist group. This board has done nothing but cause confusion and gridlock for business owners and customers. After 10 years of operation, there is no picture on your card from the Secretary of State’s office, even though you are required to show a driver’s license or state id to fill out an application.   The two boards that were created to add qualifying conditions, and approve licenses, have been stymied by bureaucratic fumbling obstructionism to disrupt the process.  As of this writing date, this board has not approved a single facility in the State of Michigan. 

At the Federal level, if it was not for the work of New Jersey Senator Cory Booker, Attorney General Jeff Sessions would bring back the death penalty for people who use Marijuana as their medicine. The rest of the leadership in the US House and Senate is indifferent or hostile  on taking action to decriminalize.  In order to keep reminding the US Senate that it should move quickly to remove Marijuana from the Controlled Substances Act, interested citizens should do the following tasks:

  • Go to United States Senate website  www.senate.gov
  • Find your Senators by State or pick (each State has two of them)
  • If you can't find a Senator, go to US Senator Doug Jones www.jones.senate.gov
  • Call both of them and leave a message asking them to support removing Marijuana from the Controlled Substances Act
    • Strongly encourage use of contact form on their website.
  • Any other concern that you have
  • End your call with "it's time to Free the Weed for the Jobs We Need"

If they do not support or comply then make them pay on Election Day.  


I Hate Pot - Yes I do,  I say Pot is No Good for You.

The entire US House of Representatives and certain US Senators are up for election in August and November of 2018.   Vote for like minded politicians who will support the cause.


On the international front, having the benefit of living next to Canada is the essence of building bridges instead of walls.   Canada is going recreational on Marijuana in July of 2018 and, on April 20th, a guest speaker from the United States of America will speak at the Windsor Canada 420/421 festival. The City of Detroit will not be used as a deportation station for political agendas and the 80 year old reefer madness polices of  the late Harry Anslinger and, Attorney General Jeff Sessions. Cannabis patriots and patients on both sides of the river do not appreciate being persecuted for their choice of Medicine.


If there is to be a building of a bridge of unity, US Customs and the Canadian Border Security Agency should cease and desist arresting and deporting people for Marijuana “crimes”.  With the reform of Marijuana laws, charging a duty tax on Marijuana will pay for the construction of a new span of the Ambassador Bridge.

The removal of marijuana from the Controlled Substances Act can only be attained by electing good people at the County, State, and Federal level.  Therefore we strongly encourage you to register and vote to make the pot haters pay on Election Day by electing candidates of the people, by the people, that will work FOR the people.





Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Stand your Ground for Democracy and Marijuana Reform in Detroit MI

By Weed Warrior

Marijuana business owners are strongly encouraged to stand their ground to force compliance on the recently enacted ordinances to regulate daily operations. On Friday, February 16th, 2018 and Thursday March 8th, 2018,  all who are interested in standing up for democracy are strongly encouraged to be present at the Coleman Young Municipal Center in courtroom #701 of the Honorable Wayne County Circuit Court Judge Robert Colombo. 

Your presence is requested to protest the attempt by the Detroit Planning Commission, Detroit City Council and, Law Department to invalidate the results of the November 7th general election regarding voter approval of two Marijuana reform measures by 60%. In this case the members of the Planning Commission and City Council are placing themselves above the law by approving this act of voter fraud.  In the second case the plaintiffs Marcus Cummins and Deborah Omokehinde have clearly lost their minds. Quoting the website Ballotpedia:


Following voter approval of two marijuana-related ordinances, Proposal A and Proposal B, the Detroit City Council introduced a resolution to challenge the ordinances on November 21, 2017. According to the Detroit Free Press, council member James Tate introduced the resolution, stating that the ordinances contain language that threatens the city's zoning process. Under the ordinances, which were placed on the ballot through citizen initiatives, dispensaries may be opened a distance of 500 feet or more from other dispensaries or religious institutions and may be opened without a public comment period or the approval of the Board of Zoning Appeals. In the resolution, Tate requested that the mayor and corporation counsel take action to prevent the implementation of the ordinances and the new zoning rules. The council voted 7-1 in favor of the resolution.[Source Detroit Free Press] 

The common theme in both cases is that people are not allowed to vote on issues concerning their municipality.  The plaintiffs in both cases are saying that people who voted did not understand what they were voting on. In a previous ruling, Judge Colombo ordered that the issue be placed on the ballot for the people to decide what they want, instead of the City Council telling them what they are going to get regardless of their input. Preventing citizens from voting on issues is blatant voter suppression.



Detroit City Council Member James Tate District 1
Website: Ballot Language Proposal A Facilities Ordinance- City of Detroit

Website: Ballot Language Proposal B Zoning Ordinance - City of Detroit

The hearings conducted for the rejected ordinance was a charade created for a select few people in the community. Detroit voters do not need to be disrespected again, just like what happened with the vote on rejecting Emergency Management. You are strongly encouraged to write Judge Colombo urging him to dismiss this attempt of Voter Fraud upon the people of the City of Detroit in both cases.  Members of the legal community are strongly recommended to file Writs of Mandamus compelling the City to approve their business under the new ordinance. Interested Citizens are strongly encouraged to contact every elected official in the City of Detroit to demand that Building Safety and Engineering start taking online applications immediately and, respect the decision of the people for Marijuana reform in the City of Detroit. 

Contact Information 


Hon. Judge Robert Colombo (Website Wayne County Circuit Court)
3rd Circuit  Wayne County Circuit Court
Coleman Young Municipal Center Room 701
Detroit, MI 48226  

Case #17-017221-AW  and  #17012152-AW
Office Number Call (313) 224-5430 Courtroom Clerk Matthew Johnson 

Sunday, January 7, 2018

Field Report: Wayne County Judge Disables City Marijuana Website

By Richard C. Clement - Marijuana Policy Consultant


UPDATE:  The restraining order was vacated by Judge Colombo on January 4th, 2018 and is no longer valid.



The Detroit Planning Commission has declared war against voters of the City of Detroit by endorsing a lawsuit brought by a shadow group of plaintiffs, led by Chris Hindo of VK Real Estate Holdings located at 12800 Eight Mile Road. Board Chairman Alton James and this group have petitioned Wayne County Circuit Court Judge Robert Colombo to prevent the City of Detroit Building Safety and Engineering Department from issuing licenses from the City website.  In order to get a State License, a business must be approved by a local unit of government.
The old ordinance was repealed on November 7th, 2017 and, any part of the old ordinance cannot be re-implemented for 365 days by rule of law. This means that restrictions on things like drive through service, parks, and liquor stores have been removed. In addition to these changes, rules on religious institutions and schools have been modified to account for open school and active church congregations.  If you are a Rastafarian or any religion where the holy herb is a primary tenant of the faith, you may be entitled to protection under the Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act.  This law covers religious land use and non-Michigan citizens who are Medical Marijuana patients in another state.



Judge Robert Colombo - Wayne County MI 3rd Circuit Court Judge

On February 18th at 9am, please be present in the Court in room 701 at the Coleman Young Municipal Center to observe the case proceedings. The goal of the Planning commission and Chris Hindo is to ask this Judge to issue an order to void the results because the Commissioners are stating that:

Citizens do not have the right to vote on where a Marijuana business can locate within the City of Detroit, only Planning Commission members can.

If you support the rule of law and, are tired of people disrespecting your vote, call city hall to demand that Mayor Mike Duggan Direct the City Law Department to:

Ask Judge Colombo to issue an order requiring the City of Detroit to start taking applications through the City Website and in person at the Coleman Young Municipal Center and dismiss this frivolous lawsuit. 

Website: Mayor Mike Duggan - City of Detroit

With their vote, the electorate of the City of Detroit is directing their government to Opt-Into State Marijuana laws by providing these services. By choosing this path, this is the same process how Lansing brought us Emergency Managers and rammed them down the people’s throat. 


Request by Plaintiffs to Invalidate the Vote of the People for Marijuana Jobs and Opportunities


Interested parties are welcome to send letters to:

Hon. Judge Robert Colombo
Coleman Young Municipal Center Room 701
Detroit, MI 48226  

Case #17-017221-AW 
Office Number Call (313) 224-5430 Courtroom Clerk Matthew Johnson 

Finally, citizens are strongly encouraged to contact every elected official in the City of Detroit to demand that they follow the will of the people and respect our vote for Marijuana reform in the City of Detroit. Website Detroit City Council - Brenda Jones President - Mary Sheffield President Pro Tempore




Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Urgent Message! Stop Voter Fraud Attempt by Detroit Business Owners

By The Weed Warrior


Your presence is being requested at room 913 Coleman Young Municipal Center, Wayne County Circuit Court  on Thursday, January 4th, 2018 @ 9AM   in the courtroom of the Hon. Judge Lita Popkey  to protest the attempt by a small group of Marijuana business owners to reject the results of the November 7th, 2017 vote to opt-into and rezone business in accordance with State Laws.
UPDATE: as of Jan. 3rd, 2018 @ 9:00pm.
Please go to room 701 instead, and ask (or call (313) 224-5430) Courtroom Clerk Matthew Johnson to meet with Judge Robert J. Colombo Jr.  to express your feelings about your vote being invalidated by special interest groups that want to monopolize the Detroit Marijuana Market. The people are the employer of any Board of Zoning or any other government entity and our Vote is our Voice that must be respected. 
As of January 3rd, 2018 the Temporary Restraining Order has been vacated by Judge Colombo.  Therefore the new ordinance takes immediate effect as of 12:01 January 4th, 2018. This includes drive through facilities, as that part of the old ordinance was repealed also.
Website: Judge Robert J. Colombo

Clear the Confusion with Cannabis


This deplorable attempt to reject the results of an election is a direct slap in the face of anyone who has fought for and died for the right as a citizen to be a part of a vital democratic process. This appears to be an attempt for a few owners to prevent others from opening and, forcing others out.

We are urging Judge Popkey to dismiss this blatant attempt of voter fraud.

The plaintiffs in this lawsuit want the City of Detroit to continue to enforce the old Marijuana Ordinance that was repealed by the electorate by 60%.  Under the new State Law and City Ordinance, everyone who was approved by the Board of Zoning Appeals has an advantage to finally achieve their license.  The City of Detroit website is being modified to accept the 5 different licenses that the State has authorized. 

The Lansing/Okemos 7 - Marijuana Prisoners
Down with Pat Miles!   Vote Dana Nessel AG 2018

This litigation by these and other plaintiffs are unacceptable and illegal.  Children are being harmed because we are now telling them that voting does not mean anything at all, leading to voter apathy.

Per the Detroit City Charter any changes to the ordinance must wait 365 days before any action is taken to make any change. Then it must be voted upon by the PEOPLE instead of being rammed through by the council.  Any business supporting or sponsoring this voter fraud attempt must be boycotted and sanctioned by the Marijuana community.


Case Number  17-017221-AW
Date:  Thursday January 4th, 2018   - 9:00am
Hon.  Lita M. Popke Judge
(313) 224-2953 
Room 913 
Coleman A. Young Municipal Center  

Law Clerk: Eric Minch    Eric.Minch@3rdcc.org
Court Clerk:  Marciana Lawrence marciana.lawrence@3rdcc.org
Court Reporter:  Video Courtroom, Deputy:  J. Cruts

Plaintiffs to Boycott:
VK Real Estate Holdings III LLC  and 
                        

Attorney of Record Christopher B. McMahon   Retained (248) 746-2772(W)

Defendants:  City of Detroit, Citizens for Sensible Cannabis Reform

Monday, September 19, 2016

Vote Weed 2016 - Recommended Judicial Candidates for Michigan Supreme Court - 3rd Circuit Court, and 36 District Court

by The 420 Judicial Committee Commission


The following candidates are running for Judicial positions on the Michigan Supreme Court, 3rd Circuit Court, and 36th District Court. Their documented position on Marijuana Law Reform has earned an endorsement from the Cannabis Community.  Although electing officials is a good thing, Judges can effectively void any law at their discretion.  Electing open minded judges is paramount to ending the drug war on weed and it's effects on people of color and financial drain to the community in terms of felony convictions and other law enforcement action. Endorsed candidates are in GREEN.


Keep Michigan Dank, Vote for Deborah and Frank!
A Legal Question to all candidates regarding Medical Emergencies and Marijuana use for treatment. Can a patient declare a medical emergency in a public place to treat PTSD symptoms and not be subjected to penalty of law because of the emergency?
Would this get case get dismissed in 36 District, 3rd Circuit or, the Michigan Supreme Court? Please answer in the comment section..












Legend:
MSC  -  Michigan Supreme Court
3rdCir 4  - 3rd Circuit Court Four Positions
36 Dist 8 - 36 District Court Eight Positions
36 Dist 2 - 36 District Court Two Positions
36 Dist 1 - 36 District Court One Position


Office Party Name Email 420?





MSC D Frank Szymanski
Yes
MSC D Deborah Thomas*** JudgeDThomas@gmail.com Yes
3rdCir 4 NP Melissa Anne Cox mcox4waynecountycourt@gmail.com
3rdCir 4 NP Matthew M. Evans crimlawpro@sbcglobal.net
3rdCir 4 NP Wanda A. Evans* wandaevans4judge@comcast.net Yes




3rdCir 4 NP Thomas John Hathaway thathaway@clarkhill.com  YES
3rdCir 4 NP Brian L. Morrow brianmorrowforjudge@gmail.com YES
3rdCir 4 NP Kelly Ann Ramsey KellyAnnRamseyForJudge@gmail.com
3rdCir 4 NP Regina Thomas reginathomasforjudge@gmail.com YES
36Dist 8 NP Lydia Nance Adams
36Dist 8 NP Deborah Geraldine Bledsoe Ford* Yes
36Dist 8 NP Izetta F. Bright* ifbright@ameritech.net Yes



36Dist 8 NP Austin W. Garrett awgforjudge@gmail.com
36Dist 8 NP B. Pennie Millender
36Dist 8 NP Cylenthia LaToye Miller
36Dist 8 NP David A. Perkins
36Dist 8 NP Larry D. Williams Jr.
36Dist 2 NP  Christopher M. Blount*** cblount1@sbcglobal.net Yes




36Dist 2 NP  Kahlilia Yvette Davis
36Dist 2 NP  Kenyetta Stanford Jones kenyettastanfordjones@gmail.com
36Dist 1 NP  Adrienne Hinnant-Johnson* Yes 









Monday, June 6, 2016

August 2016 Primary - 420 Slate of Candidates

Vote the 420 Slate
420 PAC Recommendations for Elected Office

The following slate of candidates are recommended for your vote by August 2nd, 2016.  This list reflects candidates who are friendly to Marijuana Reform in Southeastern Michigan.

Office/Party Candidate Name
1st District Representative in Congress 2 Year Term (1) Position
Democratic Johnson, Lon
2nd District Representative in Congress 2 Year Term (1) Position
Democratic Murphy, Dennis B.
3rd District Representative in Congress 2 Year Term (1) Position
Democratic Smith, Douglas
4th District Representative in Congress 2 Year Term (1) Position
5th District Representative in Congress 2 Year Term (1) Position
Democratic Write In
6th District Representative in Congress 2 Year Term (1) Position
Democratic Clements, Paul
7th District Representative in Congress 2 Year Term (1) Position
Democratic Driskell, Gretchen D.
8th District Representative in Congress 2 Year Term (1) Position
Democratic Gilbert, Melissa
9th District Representative in Congress 2 Year Term (1) Position
Democratic Write In
10th District Representative in Congress 2 Year Term (1) Position
Democratic Accavitti, Jr., Frank
11th District Representative in Congress 2 Year Term (1) Position
Democratic Kumar, Anil
12th District Representative in Congress 2 Year Term (1) Position
13th District Representative in Congress 2 Year Term (1) Position WAYNE County
Democratic Conyers, Jr., John
14th District Representative in Congress 2 Year Term (1) Position
4th District State Senator Partial Term Ending 01/01/2019 (1) Position WAYNE County
Democratic Olive, Vanessa Simpson
1st District Representative in State Legislature 2 Year Term (1) Position WAYNE County
Democratic Banks, Brian R.
2nd District Representative in State Legislature 2 Year Term (1) Position WAYNE County
Democratic Scott, Bettie Cook
3rd District Representative in State Legislature 2 Year Term (1) Position WAYNE County
Democratic Williams, Al
4th District Representative in State Legislature 2 Year Term (1) Position WAYNE County
Democratic Robinson, Rose Mary C.
5th District Representative in State Legislature 2 Year Term (1) Position WAYNE County
Democratic Durhal, Fred
6th District Representative in State Legislature 2 Year Term (1) Position WAYNE County
Democratic Black, Dennis L.
7th District Representative in State Legislature 2 Year Term (1) Position WAYNE County
Democratic Garrett, LaTanya
8th District Representative in State Legislature 2 Year Term (1) Position WAYNE County
Democratic Gay-Dagnogo, Sherry
9th District Representative in State Legislature 2 Year Term (1) Position WAYNE County
Democratic Pollard, Gary S.
10th District Representative in State Legislature 2 Year Term (1) Position WAYNE County
Democratic Mazur, Mary
11th District Representative in State Legislature 2 Year Term (1) Position WAYNE County
Democratic Plawecki, Julie
12th District Representative in State Legislature 2 Year Term (1) Position WAYNE County
Democratic Martell, Edward F.
13th District Representative in State Legislature 2 Year Term (1) Position WAYNE County
14th District Representative in State Legislature 2 Year Term (1) Position WAYNE County
15th District Representative in State Legislature 2 Year Term (1) Position WAYNE County
16th District Representative in State Legislature 2 Year Term (1) Position WAYNE County
17th District Representative in State Legislature 2 Year Term (1) Position
Democratic LaVoy, Bill
18th District Representative in State Legislature 2 Year Term (1) Position MACOMB County
Democratic Hertel, Kevin
19th District Representative in State Legislature 2 Year Term (1) Position WAYNE County
20th District Representative in State Legislature 2 Year Term (1) Position WAYNE County
21st District Representative in State Legislature 2 Year Term (1) Position WAYNE County
Democratic Pagan, Kristy
22nd District Representative in State Legislature 2 Year Term (1) Position MACOMB County
23rd District Representative in State Legislature 2 Year Term (1) Position WAYNE County
29th District Representative in State Legislature 2 Year Term (1) Position OAKLAND County
Democratic Greimel, Tim
36th District Judge of District Court Incumbent 6 Year Terms (8) Positions
Incumbent Adams, Lydia Nance
Incumbent Bledsoe Ford, Deborah Geraldine
Incumbent Bright, Izetta F.
Incumbent Millender, B. Pennie
Incumbent Miller, Cylenthia LaToye
Incumbent Perkins, David A.
Incumbent Williams, Jr., Larry D.
36th District Judge of District Court Non-Incumbent 6 Year Terms (2) Positions
Blount, Christopher M.
36th District Judge of District Court Incumbent - Partial Term Ending 01/01/2021 (1) Position
Incumbent Hinnant-Johnson, Adrienne
3rd Circuit Judge of Circuit Court Incumbent 6 Year Terms (16) Positions
Incumbent Cholack, Eric William
Incumbent Chylinski, James R.
Incumbent Fresard, Patricia Susan
Incumbent Glendening, Alexis A.
Incumbent Groner, David Alan
Incumbent Hathaway, Cynthia Gray
Incumbent Hubbard, Susan L.
Incumbent Hughes, Muriel Diane
Incumbent Kenny, Timothy M.
Incumbent Manning, Sheila Gibson
Incumbent Morrow, Bruce Underwood
Incumbent Murphy, John A.
Incumbent Popke, Lita Helene
Incumbent Slavens, Mark
Incumbent Snow, Martha M.
Incumbent Sullivan, Brian R.
3rd Circuit Judge of Circuit Court Non-Incumbent 6 Year Terms (4) Positions
Evans, Wanda A.
Robinson, Isaac
3rd Circuit Judge of Circuit Court Incumbent - Partial Term Ending 01/01/2019 (1) Position
Incumbent Harb, Adel A.