Fraser residents hit the polls to vote for mayor, council seats

By: Nick Mordowanec | Fraser - Clinton Township Chronicle | Published November 3, 2015

 Election Day in Fraser meant residents hit the polls to vote for City Council and a new mayor.

Election Day in Fraser meant residents hit the polls to vote for City Council and a new mayor.

Photo by Nick Mordowanec

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FRASER — At approximately 8 a.m. on Nov. 3 at Eisenhower Elementary in Fraser, a crowd of residents walked in and out of the voting booths to exercise their democratic rights.

As some candidates for City Council campaigned at the location in the final hours, taxpayers had their own choices to make: to stick with a current council, or vote in for some new blood.

A lot is up for grabs in Fraser this election cycle. A new mayor will be chosen, along with three candidates for four-year seats and two candidates for two-year seats who will replace the vacant seat left by former Councilperson William Morelli.

Stephanie Piecuch has been a Fraser resident for 15 years.

“I think there’s a lot of people that want to be heard and think it’s important to be heard, rather than sitting behind closed doors,” Piecuch said. “From being in Fraser it’s definitely more active — I don’t know all the issues but … people care. The amount of people that are either showing up at council meetings or just out to vote, it’s because people care and that’s important for a city.”

Brenda Deim, a 22-year Fraser resident, said she “wanted to see some changes in our current council.”

“It just seems to be in a rut and I feel we need to get out of the rut by voting some new people in, with some new ideas,” she said.

Sherry Stein has lived in Fraser for 10 years and was optimistic about the city’s future.

“I think no matter what, a lot of the council that’s running has a very good outlook for the city.”

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