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Voters choose four to vie for two Rochester Hills City Council at-large seats in November

By: Mary Beth Almond | Rochester Post | Published August 6, 2019


Six candidates for Rochester Hills City Council were narrowed down to four in the Aug. 6 primary election.

Dale Hetrick, Jeff Duperon, Theresa Mungioli and Sharon Pizzuti garnered enough votes to compete for the two, four-year, at-large City Council seats in November, according to unofficials results from the Oakland County Elections Division.

Rochester Hills City Councilman Dale Hetrick is the only current council member running again as an at-large candidate. Council President Mark Tisdel is term-limited and therefore cannot run for re-election for his seat. 

Hetrick, Duperon, Mungioli and Pizzuti — who beat out Ryan Smith and Angela Joyce, who said she was no longer pursuing office before the election — will be placed on the November ballot.

Hetrick, who works in the health and life insurance industry and has lived in the city for 25 years, has served on council for the last four years. He was the leading vote getter with 24.71% of the vote.

Duperon, who has lived in the city for nearly 20 years, owns two local businesses focused on international trade and real estate investment. He earned 16.34% of the vote Aug. 6.

Mungioli, who has lived in the city for 32 years, is a past Rochester Community Schools Board of Education member, serving from 1993-2001. She is currently a certified project manager working at an automotive company. She garnered 23.23% of the vote.

Pizzuti, who has lived in the city for over 27 years, is a consultant for local, state, regional and the federal government, providing evaluation, research and recommendations for how to improve government processes to serve the public. She earned 16.51% of the vote.

The four candidates will advance to the Nov. 5 general election, where the final two candidates will be elected. 

The position of City Council is a four-year term with an annual salary of $6,577. City Council positions are limited to two, four-year terms.