Ex-Mayor Erects A Statue Himself Outside Of His Home

DAVISON TOWNSHIP, Mich. (November 2, 2012)—Don Williamson, the former mayor of Flint, Mich., who resigned in 2009 while facing a recall, has erected a bronze statue of himself outside the gated entrance to his home.

The statue of Williamson in Genesee County's Davison Township, near Flint, is surrounded by six bronze lions and on the base are the words, "The Colonel's Inc. Founded by Donald J. Williamson May 10, 1984. His motto 'Success is the best revenge.'"

Williamson says the statue was created 20 years ago and was originally displayed at The Colonel's Inc., the auto parts firm where he made his fortune.

Williamson says his wife imported the lions.

"Careful, one of them is alive,” he warned jokingly.

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