Singer Reeves ready to leave politics

Dec. 20, 2009 at 1:49 PM

DETROIT, Dec. 20 (UPI) -- Singer Martha Reeves said she is happy to be leaving her post on the Detroit City Council after losing in the last election.

Reeves, 68, lost in the August election in Detroit and the member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is set to leave office after taking part in her final council meeting in November, The Detroit News said Sunday.

"Are we getting the bum rush out of this office," Reeves said while discussing how prepared she is to leave officer. "You could say that. This is politics, and I'm happy I'm leaving it."

The former head of Martha and the Vandellas is leaving office as the city of Detroit is facing a $300 million deficit, The Detroit News said.

Among Reeves' hits with the Vandellas were "Dancing in the Street," "Jimmy Mack" and "Nowhere to Run."

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