Elections

Published August 22, 2017

HAZEL PARK — Alissa Sullivan describes herself as a tireless volunteer who feels she could make a difference on the Hazel Park City Council.

“I have a long history of volunteering for ample causes and programs,” Sullivan said.

“Public service is a fundamental part of my life. I want to seize every opportunity to learn and to better represent every voice in our community. I want to be an educated advocate for the city and for all of my neighbors.” 

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Published August 22, 2017

MADISON HEIGHTS — Aaron Flanigan has been a resident of Madison Heights since moving in with his wife (then girlfriend) in 2010. He says that since moving to town, he’s really come to appreciate the kind of people who live there.

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Published August 18, 2017

CENTER LINE — Six days after Center Line voters made their selections for City Council in the primary election, candidate Jane Lapham, who missed the cut by just two votes, officially filed a recount request with Macomb County election officials.

Lapham finished fifth in a race that featured six candidates. The top four finishers are set to contend in the November election for two four-year seats.

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Published August 15, 2017

GROSSE POINTE SHORES — Election workers weren’t exactly hearing crickets during the primary Aug. 8, but the election was an unusually quiet one for a community where voters generally turn out in good numbers.

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Published August 15, 2017

HAZEL PARK — A resident of Hazel Park for 22 years, Charles Gladue has long had an interest in the community. Currently, he’s serving on the city’s Planning Commission, Zoning Board of Appeals and Tax Review Board. He’s also passionate about the city’s past, serving as vice chair of the Hazel Park Historical Commission and Museum.

With seats opening up on the City Council, he’s now campaigning for office so that he can be more directly involved in the city’s future.

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Published August 15, 2017

HAZEL PARK — Amy Aubry has owned a home in Hazel Park since July 2011. She said she chose the city for several reasons: It is close to her job and her friends, it has a fenced-in backyard for her dogs, and the price was right.

“However, the most important reason was that Hazel Park was a small, close-knit community like my hometown (of Clawson),” Aubry said. “I’ve stayed because my intuition was correct: I’m surrounded by a caring community with great neighbors.”

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Published August 11, 2017

CENTER LINE — The field is set for November’s City Council and mayoral races in Center Line, while some candidates said the campaign season had already turned “strange”  or “bizarre,” with some “irregularities.”

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Published August 9, 2017

Only 15.5 percent of registered St. Clair Shores voters turned out to cast their ballot to eliminate one resident from the running for three city council seats Aug. 8.

Robert Muha, with 851 votes, received the least amount of votes, with 4.3 percent of the total votes cast, and was eliminated from the race. The top three vote-getters were incumbent City Council members Candice Rusie, Peter Rubino and John Caron. Residents Erin Stahl, Jim Lewis and Scott Dodich will also advance to the November general election.

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Published August 9, 2017

ST. CLAIR SHORES — Residents will see a new voting system in place when they head to the polls this November after City Council approved the use of a grant and additional money to purchase a new voting system.

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Published August 9, 2017

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In the Aug. 8 primary, voters residing in the state House of Representatives District 1 selected Democrat Tenisha Yancey, Republican Mark Corcoran and Libertarian Gregory Creswell to advance to the general election in November.

The three candidates will now compete to be the representative for Michigan’s 1st District.

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Published August 9, 2017

Grosse Pointe City officials were exhausted but jubilant when primary election results came in the evening of Aug. 8 showing that voters approved a 23-year bond proposal not to exceed $12.96 million for new public safety and public works facilities, as well as improved municipal court safety.

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Published August 8, 2017

EASTPOINTE — Three Eastpointe City Council seats are up for grabs during the general election Nov. 7. Residents will choose two candidates for four-year terms and one candidate for a partial term ending Nov. 11, 2019.

Running for the two four-year terms are five candidates: incumbent Cardi DeMonaco Jr., R.J. Johnson, Clarence Duren, Edward Williams and Monique Owens. Running for the partial term are current City Councilman Michael Klinefelt and Tonia Gladney.

Oct. 10 is the last day for residents to register to vote in the Nov. 7 election.

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Published August 8, 2017

ROSEVILLE — Roseville residents have decisions to make during the general election Nov. 7, with two people running for mayor and five people running for three four-year terms on the City Council.

Oct. 10 is the last day for residents to register to vote in the Nov. 7 election.  

Mayor
Robert Taylor has been Roseville’s mayor since 2015 and will stick to one campaign theme — promoting Roseville. 

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Published August 2, 2017

TROY — Troy voters will be asked to decide a 1-mill, 10-year building site and sinking fund tax in the Nov. 7 election. 

“We’ve never had a sinking fund before,” said Troy School District Board of Education President Nancy  Philippart. 

After mulling over possible options — including a longer time frame and assessing more mills — during a study session preceding the meeting, the Troy Board of Education voted 6-1 to approve ballot language for a building and site fund tax proposal July 18. 

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Published August 2, 2017

PLEASANT RIDGE/FERNDALE — Pleasant Ridge’s City Commission will have four people vying for two open seats come the November election.

The four people who filed by the July 25 deadline were Commissioner Bret Scott and residents Sean Campbell, Alex Lenko and Amanda Wahl.

Commissioner Jay Foreman, whose term also is expiring, decided not to run for re-election. He said that while he feels he accomplished his main goals as a commissioner, a personal tragedy caused him to reflect on how he spends his time, and he decided he wants to focus it on his family.

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Published August 2, 2017

BERKLEY — With the passing of the election filing deadline July 25, five people have tossed their hats into the race for the Berkley City Council’s three open seats.

Mayor Pro Tem Steve Baker and council members Colleen Graveline and Jack Blanchard will seek re-election for their seats, while residents Charles Tyrrell and Dennis Hennen also will be looking to take one of the open seats on council.

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Published August 2, 2017

HUNTINGTON WOODS — In Huntington Woods, the City Commission will have three candidates facing off for two open seats come the November election.

The two open seats belong to Jules Olsman and Joe Rozell, who both will be seeking re-election to the commission on Tuesday, Nov. 7. The challenger vying for one of the spots is David Sloan.

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Published August 2, 2017

BERKLEY — In February of this year, Berkley Mayor Phil O’Dwyer announced on his website that he would not seek re-election in the November election.

With the election filing deadline having passed July 25, only one person entered their name into the Berkley mayoral race, and it indeed was not O’Dwyer.

Councilman Dan Terbrack was the only person to file to run for mayor in Berkley, and barring a surge in write-in candidates, he will be elected for a two-year term Nov. 7.

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Published August 1, 2017

CLAWSON — On July 18, members of the Clawson City Council unanimously approved placing a $2.125 million sidewalk improvement bond proposal on the Nov. 7 ballot.

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Published July 28, 2017

EASTPOINTE — Eastpointe Assistant City Manager/Deputy City Clerk Randy Altimus, along with the Eastpointe Election Commission, completed a new voting precinct map that aims to shorten waiting times for voters.

“We added new locations, so we needed to update the map completely,” said Altimus.

Altimus said the number of registered voters in Eastpointe has increased.

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