Camphous-Peterson, Zinner to run against each other in general election

By: Maria Allard | C&G Newspapers | Published September 8, 2022





Editor’s note: The St. Clair Shores Sentinel should have included the following Macomb County Board of Commissioners race in the Aug. 10 edition. Since the story missed that issue, it is being published now.

HARRISON TOWNSHIP/ST. CLAIR SHORES — Democrat Dana Camphous-Peterson and Republican Barbara Zinner will run against each other in the general election Nov. 8 for a seat representing the Macomb County Board of Commissioners’ 9th District. 

During the Aug. 2 primary election, Harrison Township resident Camphous-Peterson ran unopposed on the Democratic side. With 3,690 votes, Zinner, of Harrison Township, beat out Republican challengers Shannon Peltier with 2,367 votes and Linda Burns Torp with 2,327 votes to become the Republican candidate in the November election.

The seat is a two-year term. The district covers Harrison Township and part of St. Clair Shores.  

In her candidate profile to C & G Newspapers, Camphous-Peterson’s top priorities included advocating for transparency in county government; repairing and maintaining roads and local water quality; expanding senior, veteran and mental health services; solving the talent shortage; strengthening education for students; reforming local government; and ensuring taxpayer dollars are not wasted.

“As a past county elected official and worker, I know firsthand the problems local governments face due to revenue sharing cuts,” she said in her profile. “I will work to make sure we provide services to help families.”

In her candidate profile, Zinner said she vows to ensure constitutional values, including the Second Amendment, if elected to the board.

“We have to secure the family with their needs. We need to continue to stop corruption and use our finances wisely,” Zinner said in her profile. “Our people cannot take any more taxes and need to increase their funds for the future. We have to have law and order for everyone so our society will thrive, be content and have a future of peace.”