November 2020 candidates weigh in on top goals for Eastpointe, Roseville

Roseville - Eastpointe Eastsider | Published October 7, 2020

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EASTPOINTE/ROSEVILLE — As Tuesday, Nov. 3, approaches, voters in Eastpointe and Roseville are preparing to cast their ballots in races both local and national. Local contests include 38th District Court Judge, an Eastpointe City Council seat and Roseville school board seats.

Candidates were asked, in 75 words or fewer, to state their top goal(s) if elected. If a candidate went over the word limit, (…) replaces the rest of the answer. (I) indicates the candidate is an incumbent. The answers are printed verbatim except where material is omitted due to personal attacks or items we know to be false or that are blatant misrepresentations.


U.S. House of Representatives District 9
Four candidates are running for one two-year term.

Democrat
Andy Levin (I)
Age: 60
Occupation: Member of Congress
Municipality of residence: Bloomfield Township
For how long: 14 years
Online campaign information: andylevinforcongress.com
Education: Williams College, University of Michigan, Harvard Law School
Previously held elected offices: n/a
Top goals: As Education & Labor Committee Vice Chair, I put working families at the center of every policy decision. I want all Americans to find a good-paying job, send their children to an excellent public school, have access to quality, affordable health care, and retire with dignity. Unfortunately, this pandemic has shown how out-of-reach this American dream is for many among us. I’ll work tirelessly until we live in that “more perfect union” we’ve always sought.

Republican
Charles Langworthy
Did not return questionnaire by press time.

Working Class Party
Andrea L. Kirby
Age: 43
Occupation: Junior Accountant
Municipality of residence: Eastpointe
For how long: 8 years
Online campaign information: www.workingclassfight.com
Education: Bachelor Degree
Previously held elected offices: none
Top goals: If elected, my top priority would be to ensure that all of the wealth that is generated by the working class are used to take care of the needs of the working class. That would mean funding public services such as public health and education among other things. This would also provide jobs for all those that want to work. The needs of the working class would be my top priority.

Libertarian
Mike Saliba
Age: 36
Occupation: Underwriter
Municipality of residence: Clinton Twp
For how long: 36 years
Online campaign information: votesaliba.com
Education: Broadcasting
Previously held elected offices: None
Top goals: JUST SAY NO TO CONGRESS! Whether it’s Democrats or Republicans in charge, Congress hasn’t had an approval rating above 35% in decades. It isn’t working! I pledge to vote NO on any bill that does not 1) Reduce the size and scope of government power, 2) Cut taxes or government spending #defundpoliticians , or 3) Increase the personal freedom of all Americans. It’s a simple promise to keep. JUST SAY NO TO CONGRESS!


Representative in State Legislature — 18th District
Two candidates are running for one two-year term.

Democrat
Kevin Hertel (I)
Age: 35
Occupation: State Representative
Municipality of residence: St. Clair Shores
For how long: 12 Years
Online campaign information: HertelforHouse.com
Education: Attended Michigan State University
Previously held elected offices: No Answer Given
Top goals: As State Representative I have been committed to making state government work for our communities I represent. The priorities I fight for every day are the things that are important to the families across the 18th district. Properly funding our schools, reducing the cost of prescription drugs, protecting our environment and investing in Michigan’s infrastructure are all vital to moving our state forward. Public service is about helping individuals by working to improve the quality (...)

Republican
Michael Babat
Age: 52
Occupation: Communications Contractor
Municipality of residence: Eastpointe
For how long: 6 years
Online campaign information: www.michaelbabat.com
Education: Macomb College
Previously held elected offices: none
Top goals: “The problems we are facing in this district revolve around the lack of capacity for our antiquated sewer system. We need an industrial solution to this problem. I propose we make an effort toward an underground hydro-electric water purification complex.
This would be a less costly approach to taxpayers then The popular sewer separation model that has been discussed on this topic. I would like to secure our homes from water damage.”


State House of Representatives District 22
Two candidates are running for one two-year term.

Democrat
Richard M. Steenland
Age: 59
Occupation: Current City Clerk of Roseville
Municipality of residence: Roseville
For how long: 59 years
Online campaign information: www.richsteenland.com
Education: Graduated from Roseville Brablec High School (1979), Associate’s Degree from Macomb Community College (1992) in general studies, attended Oakland University January 1993-January 1995
Previously held elected offices: Roseville City Clerk (November 2007-present), Roseville City Council (January 1993 to November 2007)
Top goals: These are challenging times for all of us and moving Macomb County and Michigan forward in a post-COVID recovery will require experienced and pragmatic leadership from lawmakers. My priorities are focusing on policies that foster economic growth and the creation of good paying jobs for our residents, strengthening our communities through investing in public education and improving post-secondary educational opportunities, keeping our communities safe by funding police/fire and fixing our roads and water infrastructure.

Republican
Steven G. Warner
Age: 56
Occupation: 34 year employee for Becker Orthopedic in Troy. Production Assistant with background in Sales and Management.
Municipality of residence: Warren
For how long: 51 year resident
Online campaign information: votestevewarner.com
Education: AAS-Macomb Community College. Marketing and Management
Previously held elected offices: Elected to 3 Terms (12 Years) on Warren City Council
Top goals: I served on city council during the economic downturn and understand what need to be done to turn the economy around. The same approach needs to be taken for our State. We need to make Michigan more business friendly. School funding and road repairs need a more proactive and not reactive approach. Public safety should also be a top priority, due to the civil unrest around the Country. We need to keep our law enforcement fully funded.


Macomb County Prosecuting Attorney
Two candidates are running for one four-year term.

Democrat
Mary A. Chrzanowski
Age: 58
Occupation: Retired Macomb County Circuit Court Judge
Municipality of residence: Harrison Township
For how long: No answer given
Online campaign information: MaryChrzanowskiforProsecutor.com
Education: Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan, Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice “With Distinction” 1982. University of Detroit School of Law, Detroit, Michigan, Juris Doctor 1985.
Previously held elected offices: Macomb County Circuit Judge, January 1993-June 2016.
Top goals: I would like to bring integrity and transparency to the Prosecutor’s office.  I would like to give the people of Macomb County the confidence that their safety and well being is protected by an office that cares about their families.  I want to be tough on crime but also, maintain an understanding that at times treatment for addiction is important to stop the revolving door of criminal behavior.

Republican
Peter J. Lucido
Age: 60
Occupation: Michigan State Senator, 8th District
Municipality of residence: Shelby Township
For how long: Over 20 years in Shelby TWP, lifetime Macomb County Resident
Online campaign information: https://www.peterjlucido.com/
Education: St. Isaac Jogues Catholic School, 1974; De La Salle Collegiate High School, 1978; Macomb Community College, Associate Degree, 1981; Oakland University, Bachelor Degree, Public Administration and Business, 1983; Central Michigan University, Master of Business, 1984; Detroit College of Law (now known as Michigan State University School of Law), Juris Doctor, Law Degree 1988
Previously held elected offices: Representative 36th district, Michigan House of Representatives
Top goals: Return trust to the prosecutor’s office and rid corruption in Macomb County. Create an anti-corruption & integrity task force bringing transparency to the office and a process where all citizens can bring corrupt behavior forward and know it will be fairly investigated.
Keep the citizens safe and advocate for victim’s rights, especially the vulnerable such as seniors and disabled.
Bring justice for all citizens of Macomb County regardless of race, nationality, religion, or financial status.


Macomb County Sheriff
Two candidates are running for one four-year term.

Democrat
Anthony Wickersham (I)
Age: 58
Occupation: Macomb County Sheriff
Municipality of residence: Bruce Township
For how long: One year
Online campaign information: Wickersham2020@outlook.com
Education: Associates Degree in Law Enforcement, Macomb Community College, Bachelor’s Degree from Wayne State University . Graduate of the 208th  Session of the FBI National Academy, graduate of the Northwestern University School of Police Staff and Command.
Previously held elected offices: Macomb County Sheriff since 2011
Top goals: Continue to work with our contracted communities to ensure we are meeting their Law Enforcement needs.  Work with the criminal justice stakeholders in Macomb County to improve the operation of the Macomb County Jail. Recruiting the best candidates to fill our vacant positions and be able to draw from a diverse background of applicants and ensure we retain them.

Republican
Terence Mekoski
Age: 55
Occupation: Senior Financial Investigator for the Opioid Strike Force assigned to the DEA
Municipality of residence: Shelby Township
For how long: No answer given
Online campaign information: https://www.mekoski.com/, https://www.facebook.com/Terence.H.Mekoski/
Education: Columbia Southern University: Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice in progress; Northwestern University: School of Police Staff and Command: Command Certification; DEA Training Academy, Quantico, VA: Drug Unit Commanders Academy: Training Certificate; Macomb Community College: 2 Year Associates; Detroit Police Academy: Police Officer Certification; Wayne County Corrections Academy: Corrections Certification
Previously held elected offices: None
Top goals: My three main areas of concern: Opioid crisis, county jail, and department public relations. I’ve commanded drug task forces that took thousands of pounds of drugs off the street. I’ve been part of the best-run jail system while working in Oakland County. I know what it takes to maintain the highest level of care and security. I would assign the right deputies to task forces that will help build positive relationships within the community.


Macomb County Clerk/Register of Deeds
Two candidates are running for one four-year term.

Republican
Anthony Forlini
Age: 58
Occupation: District Director for 10th Congressional District
Municipality of residence: Harrison Township
For how long: 34 years
Online campaign information: www.forliniforus.com
Education: BBA Western Michigan University, CFP University of Denver
Previously held elected offices: Harrison Township Supervisor, State Representative
Top goals: The Clerk, the main overseer of elections, should be above political party leanings. My administration will continue our history of putting residents above party politics. I have written laws as a Michigan legislator that protected the sanctity of the ballot and require training for poll workers. The doors of the Macomb County Clerk’s office have been closed to the public since March. We will have them safely reopened for the taxpayers like every other municipality.

Democrat
Fred Miller (I)
Age: 46
Occupation: Macomb County Clerk & Register of Deeds
Municipality of residence: Mount Clemens
For how long: 18+ years
Online campaign information: www.thefredmillerspot.com
Education: B.A. in Political Theory from James Madison College at Michigan State University
Previously held elected offices: Michigan State Representative (3 terms) 2005-2010; Macomb County Commissioner (3 terms) 2011-2016; Macomb County Clerk & Register of Deeds (partial term) 2018-present
Top goals: As County Clerk, I cleaned up the mess left by the disgraced former clerk and improved services by establishing the ‘Senior Advocate’ hotline, reducing office wait times, and bringing a Mobile Clerk’s Office to every corner of the county. I turned down perks of taxpayer-funded county car and free gas. While neighboring county clerk offices shut down during COVID, we were nationally recognized for finding innovative ways to maintain services while protecting workers and public.


Macomb County Public Works Commissioner
Two candidates are running for one four-year term.

Democrat
Toni Moceri
Age: 41
Occupation: Non-profit management
Municipality of residence: Warren
For how long: 41 years
Online campaign information: https://www.facebook.com/tonimoceri
Education: Master of Research, London Consortium at Birkbeck, University of London
Bachelor of Arts from the University of Michigan
Previously held elected offices: Macomb County Commissioner, District 4, 2009-2010
Macomb County Commissioner, District 1, 2011-2014
Top goals: Climate resilient infrastructure: Our standards for infrastructure and permitting need to be updated and responsive to climate change. We need climate resilient infrastructure that can withstand increasingly
unpredictable weather and major rain events.
Clean water: Ensuring our water resources are safe and secure through stormwater and pollution management and public education.
Stronger ethics and reform: Stronger ethics rules to keep our elected officials accountable including bans on elected officials receiving political contributions from contractors.

Republican
Candice S. Miller (I)
Age: 66
Occupation: Macomb County Public Works Commissioner
Municipality of residence: Harrison Township
For how long: All my life!
Online campaign information: None
Education: Northwood University and Macomb Community College
Previously held elected offices: US House of Representatives — MI 10; Michigan Secretary of State; Macomb County Treasurer; Harrison Township Supervisor
Top goals: Continue to improve water quality and quality of life for all Macomb County residents and remain a critical component of economic prosperity.


Macomb County Treasurer
Two candidates are running for one four-year term.

Democrat
Lorie Barnwell
Age: 36
Occupation: City of Warren Treasurer
Municipality of residence: Warren
For how long: 10 years
Online campaign information: www.barnwellformacomb.com
Education: Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Michigan
Previously held elected offices: Currently elected Warren Treasurer since 2015
Top goals: I will eliminate payment fees, install new money-saving technology that will expand payment options, provide greater investment return and transparency, provide free financial seminars, offer mobile office hours to help residents stay in their home, and establish a task force to ensure businesses have stability through this pandemic crisis. I have achieved many of these things in Warren, and I am ready to help all Macomb County residents obtain the services they need and deserve!

Republican
Larry Rocca (I)
Age: 76
Occupation: Macomb County Treasurer
Municipality of residence: Clinton Township
For how long: 15 years
Online campaign information: www.larryrocca.com
Education: Bachelor Degree from Oakland University: 1980
Associate Degree from Macomb Community College: 1977
Previously held elected offices: I am the current Macomb County Treasurer and have been a precinct delegate for over 40 years.
Top goals: 1. Continue to enhance services, extend taxpayer outreach programs and further enhance technology, building on the work of the past 4 years.
2. Minimize the impact of COVID-19 by implementing additional programs that support taxpayers and businesses.
3. Continue to grow the “Keep Macomb Your Home” Program, building upon the enhancements of the past 4 years.
4. Continue to be a watchdog for taxpayers. I will speak out to ensure a transparent and accountable government.


Macomb County Board of Commissioners District 3
One candidate is running unopposed for one two-year term: Veronica Klinefelt (I).


Macomb County Board of Commissioners District 11
Two candidates are running for one two-year term.

Democrat
Harold L Haugh (I)
Age: 70 years young
Occupation: Macomb County Commissioner; retired after 42 years with General Motors as Ass’t Director of International Regulations
Municipality of residence: Roseville
For how long: 55 years
Online campaign information: Macomb County Commissioner Harold Haugh on Facebook
Education: Attended Roseville Community Schools, GMI,WSU,MCC and numerous hours of GM Management Training
Previous held elected offices: Roseville City Council; Roseville Mayor; State Representative; County Commissioner
Top goals: It is critical to elect a Commissioner who is a proven leader and knows how government works. I have made great strides to deliver a better, stronger and more responsive Macomb County to service our community. I want to continue to pursue my goal to make Roseville and Fraser strong communities with a Vibrant Business Environment and to continue moving in a positive direction. Moving forward the county will require experience, leadership and the ability (...)

Republican
Joe Salvaggio
Did not return questionnaire by press time.


Justice of the Supreme Court
Seven candidates are running for two eight-year terms.

Susan L. Hubbard
Age: 59 years old
Occupation: Judge of Wayne County Third Judicial Circuit Court, Civil Division
Municipality of residence: Reside in Grosse Pointe Farms, MI
For how long: Lifelong Michigan resident, grew up in Dearborn, moved to Grosse Pointe Farms 8 years ago.
Online campaign information: HubbardforJustice.com
Education: Wayne State University, B.A. Detroit College of Law, J.D. Fordson High School, Dearborn
Previously held elected offices: Elected in 1985 to Dearborn City Council — 1986-1989
Elected in 1989 to Wayne County Commission — 1989-2004
Elected in 2010 to Wayne County Circuit Court — 2011-2016
Re-elected in 2016 to Wayne County Circuit Court — 2017-present-2022
Top goals: As Justice, I will protect the constitutional rights of Michigander’s by addressing, without delay, important issues such as the constitutionality of the 1945 Emergency Powers of Governor Act. As the third generation in my family to serve in public office, I know the importance of protecting our democracy of representation of the people, by the people, for all the people. I will ensure that our system of checks and balances is upheld.

Mary Kelly
Age: 62
Occupation: Former 30-year assistant prosecutor. Current Lawyer Guardian Ad Litem for children involved in neglect and abuse cases in foster care system.
Municipality of residence: St. Clair County
For how long: 36 years
Online campaign information: MaryKellyforJustice.com
Education: Juris Doctor from Detroit College of Law; Bachelor of Science Michigan State University
Previously held elected offices: No answer given
Top goals: As a Justice on the Michigan Supreme Court, my goals will be simple: to uphold the rule of law and deliver justice for the people of our great state. The role of a judge is not to make law, but to enforce and uphold the law. The Supreme Court also administers the judicial system throughout the state, and I will ensure our court system delivers equal justice for all.

Bridget Mary McCormack (I)
Age: 54
Occupation: Law
Municipality of residence: Ann Arbor, MI
For how long: 22 years
Online campaign information: www.bridgetmarymccormack.com
Education: In 1988, I graduated from Trinity College, a small liberal arts school in Hartford, Connecticut where I earned a B.A. with honors in political science and philosophy. I graduated from New York University Law School in 1991, where I was a Root-Tilden Scholar and earned the Anne Petluck Poses Prize in Clinical Advocacy.
Previously held elected offices: Justice of the Michigan Supreme Court, 2013-present
Top goals: If re-elected, I will continue the progress of the Justice For All Taskforce, which aims to achieve 100% access to the civil justice system in Michigan. Currently, eight of 10 Michiganders can’t afford a lawyer in civil legal problems. There is also an absence of innovation and technology in courts, which costs them transparency, efficiency and access. We have made great progress recently, but we need to make processes more user friendly and efficient.

Kerry Lee Morgan
Age: 65
Occupation: Attorney
Municipality of residence: Redford Township
For how long: 30 years
Online campaign information: www.pck-law.com/attor ney/kerry-l-morgan
Education: Regent University, M.A. Public Policy, magna cum laude, 1985. Detroit College of Law, J.D., 1981. Michigan State University, B.A. Political Science and Criminal Justice, with honors, 1977.
Previously held elected offices: None
Top goals: The Supreme Court needs Justices who will apply the law as written, not as it ought to be written in the mind of the Judge. My background in the law for over 40 years has taught me the importance of this purpose. I can bring a balanced respect for the written law and the Constitution in particular to the bench, so that justice may be done.

Katherine Mary Nepton
Did not return questionnaire by press time.

Brock Swartzle
Age: 49
Occupation: Judge, Michigan Court of Appeals
Municipality of residence: Ingham County
For how long: 16 years
Online campaign information: BrockForJustice.com
Education: B.S., University of Michigan; J.D., George Mason University School of Law
Previously held elected offices: Judge, Michigan Court of Appeals
Top goals: We have the greatest legal system in the world — if you can afford it. Justice that is too expensive is not justice. We must make access to justice cheaper for everyone, from the single mom to the corner storekeeper to the low-income juvenile to our major employers. Therefore, (1) we need to make pretrial procedures cheaper and court records free online, and (2) we need to intervene early with juveniles who enter the justice system.

Elizabeth M. Welch
Age: 50
Occupation: Attorney
Municipality of residence: East Grand Rapid
For how long: 13 years
Online campaign information: welchforjustice.com
Education: Penn State University, B.A. with honors. Ohio State University, J.D.
Previously held elected offices: East Grand Rapids Board of Education, 2012-Jan. 2020
Top goals: The vast majority of litigants lack access to counsel. We must utilize technology and new pathways to ensure everyone can access justice fairly. Additionally, the lack of complete data makes it impossible to fully understand our criminal justice system. The court should modernize technology platforms in order to gather data in a usable format so that we ensure justice is delivered fairly across all demographics and programs are implemented that ensure safer communities.


Judge of Court of Appeals District 2
Two candidates are running unopposed for two six-year terms: Mark J. Cavanagh (I) and Jonathan Tukel (I).


Judge of 16th Circuit Court
There are four candidates running unopposed for four six-year terms: Diane M. Druzinski (I), James M. Maceroni (I), Matthew S. Switalski (I) and Joseph Toia (I).


Judge of Macomb County Probate Court
Two candidates are running for one six-year term

Kathryn A. George (I)
Age: 69
Occupation: Macomb County Probate Court Judge
Municipality of residence: Sterling Heights, Michigan
For how long: 30 years
Online campaign information: www.reelectjudgegeorge.com
Education: Registered Nurse, Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Juris Doctorate
Previously held elected offices: Sterling Heights Citycouncilwoman
Top goals: Upon reelection, I will continue to meet the needs of the public in spite of COVID restrictions. I am focused on improving services and updating the court due to changes in the law. This court is charged with the responsibility of protecting our most vulnerable citizens, which include guardianship and conservatorship over adults and children needing protection, and mentally ill individuals. My combined medical and legal background help me to better address their needs.

Lynn M. Maison
Age: 55
Occupation: Attorney
Municipality of residence: Harrison Township
For how long: 29 years
Online campaign information: votelynnmaison.com
Education: Wayne State University Law School - J.D. 1996; Wayne State University - B.S. in Education 1992; Macomb Community College - Associates Degree 1989
Previously held elected offices: None.
Top goals: If elected, my goal is to serve residents with the experience, integrity, and compassion they deserve. With 20 years of experience in probate practice, I would deliver decisions consistent with probate law. Having represented clients from all angles of probate practice, I understand the positions of individuals coming before the court and would treat everyone with dignity and respect. Being able to work full-time and prepare for court hearings, I can improve overall court efficiency.


38th District Court Judge
Two candidates are running for one six-year term.

Kathleen Galen
Age: 56
Occupation: Private Practice Attorney and Assistant City Attorney for Warren
Municipality of residence: Eastpointe, MI
}For how long: homeowner 23 years
Online campaign information: https://www.galenforjudge.com
Education: Catholic Educated (Regina Highschool, University of Detroit Mercy undergraduate, University of Detroit Law School)
Previously held elected offices: Civil Service Commissioner/Chairperson
Top goals: It’s the CITIZENS OF EASTPOINTE’S COURT. It matters who sits on the bench. Experience counts! 30+ years legal experience from the ground up will come to the court as a resource for handling cases. I am strong enough to make hard decisions and fair enough to make right decisions. It is my desire to be tough when appropriate and bring fairness and compassion in furtherance of treatment, rehabilitation and programming where possible.

Michael D. Klinefelt
Age: 32
Occupation: Wayne County Assistant Prosecuting Attorney
Municipality of residence: Eastpointe
For how long: 27 Years
Online campaign information: Klinefelt4Judge.com
Education: East Detroit Graduate, BA in Political Science from Michigan State University, J.D. from Wayne State University Law School
Previously held elected offices: Eastpointe City Councilmember
Top goals: I plan to increase the use of rehabilitative programs that provide services for mental health, substance abuse and veterans. We must address the backlog of cases due to COVID19. I look forward to implementing policies that will aid with electronic access and ensure safe and fair proceedings. Above all, I want to create transparency with the community and build trust with the residents that the justice system in our city is working for them.


39th District Court Judge
One candidate is running unopposed for one six-year-term: Joseph Boedecker (I).


39th District Court Judge
One candidate is running unopposed for one partial term ending Jan. 1, 2023: Alyia Marie Hakim (I).


Eastpointe City Council
Three candidates are running for one partial term ending Nov. 8, 2021.

Rob Baker (I)
Age: 41
Occupation: Joining Inspector at Ford Motor Company
Municipality of residence: Eastpointe
For how long: 15 years
Online campaign information: No answer given
Education: Cass Technical High School Graduate, and Focus: HOPE Machinist Training Institute.
Previously held offices: No answer given
Top goals: I want to continue improving our infrastructure and bringing in resources that will benefit everyone in our city. I believe in always standing up for what’s right, having a heart for your community, listening to the residents and being a voice for their concerns and I want everyone to know that they will always get this from me.

Tonia Gladney
Age: n/a
Occupation: Department of Commerce
Municipality of residence: Eastpointe
For how long: 11yrs
Online campaign information: n/a
Education: Bachelors in Criminal Justice
Previously held offices: n/a
Top goals: A relentless desire driven to occupy vacant buildings spaces on Kelly Rd. Advocate to decrease sewage and water bills. A Continuation to fight for community safety.

Sylvia L. Moore
Age: 56
Occupation: Maintenance Manager for a Real Estate Agency
Municipality of residence: Eastpointe
For how long: 20 years
Online campaign information: Elect Sylvia Moore FB page
Education: Bachelor’s degree in Construction Engineering Technology and Management from Lawrence Technological University, State of Michigan Licensed Residential Builder, United States Journeyman Card in
Construction as a Sheet Metal Worker through Sheet Metal Worker’s Local #80 Training Center
Previously held elected offices: None
Top goals: Over the years, I have seen businesses close and home ownership in Eastpointe decline. I believe that a way to bring our individual home property taxes down, is by bringing in new businesses to Eastpointe and encouraging home ownership. As a business owner myself, I will seek after new businesses and work to bring their business to Eastpointe. I will also develop programs that will assist people seeking homeownership.


Roseville School Board
Three candidates are running for two six-year-terms.

Gina Marie Aiuto
Age: 34
Occupation: Clerical
Municipality of residence: Roseville
For how long: 34 years
Online campaign information: https://www.facebook.com/Gina MarieAiuto
Education: Western Michigan University, BS University Studies with concentrations in Biology/Chemistry, Business Administration, and Political Science
Previously held elected offices: n/a
Top goals: Bring Roseville families back to the district and attract new families by broadening curriculum and programs to fit the needs of all students. Attract and retain high quality teachers by paying teachers a competitive wage and make sure they have a voice on what happens in classrooms. Ensure the students and staff’s safety while learning by ensuring each building and class has the things they need to follow CDC guidelines during pandemic and beyond.

Alfredo Francesconi (I)
Did not return questionnaire by press time.

Matthew McCartney (I)
Age: 54
Occupation: Delivery Associate Director, IT services, NTT Data
Municipality of residence: Roseville
For how long: 54
Online campaign information: No answer given
Education: Macomb Community College / IT Certifications
Previously held elected offices: No answer given
Top goals: Due to COVID we have had to drastically alter our lives and the way we do things day to day. Education is no different. Many of our parents have no choice but to send their children back to school and face to face learning, know that I respect and support you 100 percent. I will also continue to support the virtual option RCS offers our parents and students.


Roseville School Board
Two candidates are running for one partial term ending Dec. 31, 2024.

Gregory W. Scott (I)
Did not return questionnaire by press time.

Michelle Williams-Ward
Age: 51
Occupation: Resident Unit Manager Macomb Correctional Facility
Municipality of residence: Roseville
For how long: 15 years
Online campaign information: https://www.michellewilliams-wardforschoolboardmember.com
Education: Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology and Sociology with a concentration on Criminal Justice.
Previously held elected offices: None
Top goals: To provide a quality education during this pandemic. We have to be proactive in addressing the changing needs of the community. We need to make sure procedures are outlined to keep students and staff safe whether we are online or in person. We need diversity also, the female students need to see females and the minority students need to see minorities on the School Board that is representing them.


Eastpointe School Board
Three candidates are running unopposed for four four-year terms: Jon Gruenberg (I), Robert Roscoe (I) and Edward Williams (I)


State of Michigan Proposal 20-1
A proposed constitutional amendment to allow money from oil and gas mining on state-owned lands to continue to be collected in state funds for land protection and creation and maintenance of parks, nature areas, and public recreation facilities; and to describe how money in those state funds can be spent.

This proposed constitutional amendment would: - Allow the State Parks Endowment Fund to continue receiving money from sales of oil and gas from state-owned lands to improve, maintain and purchase land for State parks and for Fund administration, until its balance reaches $800,000,000. - Require subsequent oil and gas revenue from state-owned lands to go into the Natural Resources Trust Fund. - Require at least 20% of Endowment Fund annual spending go toward State park improvement. - Require at least 25% of Trust Fund annual spending go toward parks and public recreation areas and at least 25% toward land conservation. Should this proposal be adopted?

 

State of Michigan Proposal 20-2
A proposed constitutional amendment to require a search warrant in order to access a person’s electronic data or electronic communications.

This proposed constitutional amendment would: - Prohibit unreasonable searches or seizures of a person’s electronic data and electronic communications. - Require a search warrant to access a person’s electronic data or electronic communications, under the same conditions currently required for the government to obtain a search warrant to search a person’s house or seize a person’s things. Should this proposal be adopted?

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