Elections

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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Published July 26, 2017

CENTER LINE — Voters in Center Line will narrow the candidate field on Aug. 8 in this year’s City Council race from six to four, vying for two four-year terms.

All six candidates were asked, in 150 words or less, to state the top items they wish to accomplish if elected and how they would go about accomplishing them. If a candidate went over their word limit, (...) replaces the rest of their answer. (I) indicates that the candidate is an incumbent. The answers are printed verbatim.

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Published July 26, 2017

In the Sentinel’s coverage area, voters will decide during the Aug. 8 primary election which six candidates for City Council will move on to the November general election. Candidates were asked, in 150 words or fewer, to state the top items they wish to accomplish if elected and how they would go about accomplishing them. If a candidate went over the word limit, (…) replaces the rest of the answer. (I) indicates that the candidate is an incumbent.Read More

Published July 26, 2017

In the Grosse Pointes and Harper Woods, voters in the Aug. 8 special primary election will choose which individual will represent their political party in the Nov. 7 general election. Grosse Pointe City voters have a bond proposal to decide.

Candidates were asked, in 150 words or less, to state the top three goals they wish to accomplish if elected and how they would go about accomplishing them. If a candidate went over the word limit, (...) replaced the rest of the answer. All answers are printed verbatim.

 

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Published July 26, 2017

HARPER WOODS — Michigan’s House District 1 has been without representation in Lansing since the recently elected holder of that seat, Brian Banks, resigned Feb. 6 after pleading guilty to a misdemeanor charge of filing false financial statements.

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Published July 26, 2017

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WAYNE COUNTY — When voters head to the polls for the Aug. 8 primary, they will be using new election equipment.

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Published July 26, 2017

In the Advertiser Times coverage area, voters in the Aug. 8 special primary election will choose which individual will represent their political party in the Nov. 7 general election.

Candidates were asked, in 150 words or less, to state the top three goals they wish to accomplish if elected and how they would go about accomplishing them. If a candidate went over the word limit, (...) replaced the rest of the answer. All answers are printed verbatim.

State House of Representatives District 1

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Published July 19, 2017

PLEASANT RIDGE — The City Commission July 11 approved a proposal for the Nov. 7 ballot that will ask voters whether they support a millage to raise money for the police pension fund.

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Published July 11, 2017

WAYNE COUNTY — Fourteen candidates have filed petitions with the Wayne County Clerk’s Office to run for the House of Representatives District 1 seat in the special primary election Aug 8.

State House District 1 covers Grosse Pointe Shores, Grosse Pointe Woods, Harper Woods and the eastern section of Detroit.

The Democrat ticket will include Sandra Bucciero, Ronald D. Diebel, John William Donahue, Burgess Dwight Foster, Kirkland W. Garey, Keith D. Hollowell, Justin Johnson, Gowana Mancill Jr., Pamela M. Sossi, Tenisha Yancey and Washington Youson.

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Published May 4, 2017

FRASER — Officials in the Fraser Public Schools district were all smiles May 3, one day after their bond proposal passed by nearly 17 percentage points.

Nearly 3,200 voters in the district’s nine precincts made it to the ballot box, with about 2,000 of them voting for the proposal. The final count was 58.6 percent for, and 41.4 percent against. Turnout, according to data accumulated by the Macomb County Clerk’s Office, was 15.3 percent.

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Published May 4, 2017

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CLINTON TOWNSHIP/MACOMB TOWNSHIP — A $89.9 million bond proposal issued by Chippewa Valley Schools failed May 2.

Nearly 14,000 district voters made their voices heard, with 58.6 percent of them voting against the proposal.

“My initial thought, to me, is it’s just very disappointing,” said Chippewa Valley Schools Superintendent Ron Roberts. “We looked at the bond package and kept it to basics: upkeep and technology.

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Published May 3, 2017

ST. CLAIR SHORES — With seven certified candidates filing to run for the 2017 City Council race, an August primary election will be held in accordance with the city charter.

City Clerk Mary Kotowski said that the St. Clair Shores city charter calls for a primary election when there are more than double the number of candidates for the number of open seats. Therefore, voters will decide Aug. 8 which six of the seven candidates will proceed to the November general election for City Council.

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