Warren Weekly voters to consider millage renewals, primary candidates

Warren Weekly | Published July 25, 2018

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In the Warren Weekly’s coverage area, voters will select candidates for various offices in county and state primary elections Aug. 7. Warren residents will also be asked to consider a pair of public safety millage renewal requests and a countywide transportation millage.

Candidates were asked, in 75 words or fewer, to state their top goals if elected. If a candidate went over the word limit, (…) replaces the rest of the answer. (I) indicates that 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.

Candidates running unopposed during the primary election appear listed by name and party only. Those candidates will be afforded an opportunity to submit a full candidate profile prior to the general election in November.

Governor
Four candidates are running for the Republican nomination, three candidates are running for the Democratic nomination, and two candidates are running for the Libertarian nomination to compete for one four-year term in November.

Republican
Brian Calley
Age: 41
Occupation: Lieutenant Governor
Municipality of residence: Portland
For how long: 21 years in Danby Township
Online campaign information: BrianCalley.com
Education: Michigan State, B.A.; Grand Valley State, M.B.A; Harvard, M.P.A.
Previously held elected offices: Lieutenant Governor, State Representative, Ionia County Commissioner
Top goals: I helped lead Michigan’s comeback. I’m the only candidate with a plan to take our comeback to the next level. My detailed plan will: make Michigan the best state in the nation for education; fill more than 800,000 additional new jobs; fix the roads; lower the cost of auto insurance; turn our social services safety net into a springboard for employment; eradicate the opioid epidemic; and strengthen ethics and bring civility to public service.

Republican
Patrick Colbeck 
Age: 52
Occupation: Michigan State Senator, Michigan 7th Senate District
Municipality of residence: Canton Township
For how long: No answer given
Online campaign information: colbeckforgovernor.com
Education: University of Michigan, BS, MS
Previously held elected offices: Serving his second term as state senator. First elected in 2010.
Top goals: My campaign is based on Principled Solutions for Michigan. I will make every decision using guiding principles, not the whims of powerful special interests. I have principled solutions for job growth by soundly eliminating the personal income tax, building higher quality roads with no extra taxes, reducing auto insurance rates and maintaining care by getting rid of unnecessary mandates, eliminating the top-down approach in education and promoting more patient driven approaches for quality, affordable healthcare.

Republican 
Jim Hines
Age: 63
Occupation: OB/GYN Medical Doctor 
Municipality of residence: Saginaw
For how long: 38 years
Online campaign information: www.hines4michigan.com
Education: BA Indiana University; Indiana University Medical School
Previously held elected offices: None
Top goals: To implement a real auto insurance reform plan with a fee schedule and fraud agency. Fixing the roads with existing resources, using surplus general fund dollars as well as prioritizing in the budget and using better building and pavement technology. In addition, warranties need to be enforced. My roads plan would prioritize spending and inject $1.75 billion in additional road dollars over two years without raising taxes. 

Republican 
Bill Schuette
Age: 64 
Occupation: Attorney General, conservative candidate for governor 
Municipality of residence: Midland
For how long: Since he was a child
Online campaign information: No answer given
Education: Schuette attended Georgetown University and University of San Francisco Law School. 
Previously held elected offices: He has served as a member of the U.S. House of Representatives and Michigan Senate, and as a Judge on the Michigan Court of Appeals. 
Top goals: As Michigan’s next governor, I will make Michigan win again. We will grow our paychecks and population. We will accomplish this by finally cutting auto insurance rates (currently the highest in America), improve low-ranking 3rd grade reading scores, increase vocational training for skilled trade careers, and drive a stake through the Granholm Income Tax hike, which has cost Michigan families $8 billion.

Democrat
Abdul El-Sayed
Age: 33
Occupation: Former Health Commissioner for the City of Detroit
Municipality of residence: Shelby Township
For how long: 8 months (lived in Detroit prior). 
Online campaign information: Abdulforgovernor.com
Education: Bachelor of Science in Political Science & Biology from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Ph.D in Public Health from University of Oxford Medical Doctorate from the Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons at Columbia University
Previously held elected offices: None
Top goals: Reform campaign finance laws and increase Government transparency, Stand up to corporate welfare, Implement MichCare: a single-payer, Medicare for All style healthcare plan, Raise the minimum wage to $15/hour, Fight Right to Work, Protect Prevailing Wage, Shut Down Line 5 and protect our Great Lakes, De-DeVos our public education, Provide tuition-free and debt-free post-secondary education to families making under $150K Rebuild our crumbling infrastructure, Provide high-speed broadband internet to every community, Support marijuana legalization

Democrat
Shri Thanedar
Did not return questionnaire by press time.

Democrat 
Gretchen Whitmer
Age: 46 
Occupation: Candidate for Governor
Municipality of residence: East Lansing, MI
For how long: 20+ Years
Online campaign information: gretchenwhitmer.com
Education: Michigan State University, College of Law, Magna Cum Laude 
Michigan State University, BA Communications
Previously held elected offices: Senate Democratic Leader, 2010 - 2014; Michigan State Senate, 2006 - 2014; Michigan State Representative, 2000 - 2006
Top goals: Fix our roads the right way, the first time, with high-quality materials and mix so we can get the job done right. 
Make sure every Michigander has a quality public education that gets them on a path to a high wage skill.
Make health care more affordable. As Senate Democratic Leader, I negotiated with Republicans to expand health care to more than 680,000 Michiganders. As governor, I’ll take on Republicans who threaten our care.

Libertarian
Bill Gelineau
Did not return questionnaire by press time.

Libertarian
John J. Tatar
Did not return questionnaire by press time.

 

U.S. Senate
Two candidates are running for the Republican nomination, and one candidate is running for the Democratic nomination to compete for one six-year term in November.

Republican
John James
Age: 37
Occupation: President, James Group International
Municipality of residence: Farmington Hills
For how long: 8 Years
Online campaign information: http://JohnJamesForSenate.com
Education: United States Military Academy: Bachelor of Science
Penn State University: Master of Supply Chain Management and Information Systems
University of Michigan: Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.)
Previously held elected offices: None
Top goals: I have a passion for service. My core values of faith and family, God and country, service before self are why I want to continue to serve our country. I am a combat veteran and a West Point graduate, who understands national security and a business leader who understands economic opportunity. My top goals will be to secure the borders, to give our veterans the care they deserve, protect Michigan jobs, and rebuild our infrastructure.

Republican
Sandy Pensler
Did not return questionnaire by press time.

Democrat
Debbie Stabenow (I)
Running unopposed.

 

Macomb County Clerk/Register of Deeds
Eleven candidates are running for the Republican nomination, and six candidates are running for the Democratic nomination to compete for one partial term in November that ends Dec. 31, 2020.

Republican
Nicholyn Brandenburg
Age: No answer given
Occupation: No answer given
Municipality of residence: Macomb Township
For how long: No answer given
Online campaign information: nicholyn.brandenburg@yahoo.com
Education: No answer given
Previously held elected offices: Macomb library board 1996 through 2005 
Top goals: Thank you to all the citizens who have supported me as county commissioner for 18 years As your clerk I would ensure elections were accurate and run with integrity .As many other counties have looked toward outsourcing options I will strive to keep services in-house providing a higher level of privacy accuracy and quality of standard while reviewing ways to reduce the budget parameters in place.I welcome the opportunity of providing you a better (...)

Republican
Jaxon Goodman
Age: 25
Occupation: Student
Municipality of residence: Clinton Township
For how long: Less than a year
Online campaign information: Facebook.com/GoodmanForClerk
Education: Criminal Justice from Ferris State University, 2014; Juris Doctor from Thomas M. Cooley Law School, September 2018.
Previously held elected offices: None
Top goals: I would ensure that the clerk’s office would become more efficient and effective in providing the services that the public deserves. I would provide a unique perspective into handling the e-filing system and use the advanced technology to introduce a more cohesive method of training employees responsible for servicing the community. I would promote teamwork within the clerk’s office to build positive morale among all employees.

Republican
Sylvia Grot
Did not return questionnaire by press time.

Republican
Ralph Lambert
Age: 60
Occupation: Retired US Navy Officer
Municipality of residence: Clinton Township
For how long: 15 months
Online campaign information: N/A
Education: A.A. ’78 Georgia Military College, B.S. ’84 Eastern Michigan University
Previously held elected offices: None
Top goals: First and foremost, fix the problems created by the last Clerk.  Second, do the job that the people of Macomb County expect and do it well.  Build a team with the existing workers in the office by streamlining processes and finding ways to cut costs without cutting services.  I learned in the Navy that as a public official I am accountable, and I am expected to be a good steward of the taxpayer’s dollar.

Republican
James Perna
Age: 77
Occupation: Consultant
Municipality of residence: Clinton Township
For how long: 33 years
Online campaign information: www.jamesperna.com
Education: Associates in Architecture,  Lawrence Tech
Previously held elected offices: Macomb County Commissioner – Clinton Township (nearly 9 years)
Top goals: The Macomb County Clerk’s office has been in disarray.  My first goal will be to draw upon my 40 years of executive and administrative business experience to ensure that services are provided in manner consistent with the law and as expected by the public.  Second, I will review operations to ensure efficiencies and for cost savings for the taxpayer.  Finally, I will fight to ensure that voting operations are ran effectively and all votes are counted.

Republican
Trese Servitto-Smith
Age: 57
Occupation: Controller Assistance / Accounting Clerk
Municipality of residence: Bruce Township
For how long: 24 years
Online campaign information: Facebook – Trese Servitto-Smith
Education: High School Graduate, one year of College
Previously held elected offices: None
Top goals: I’m currently employed as an accounting clerk and assistant to the controller of a manufacturing company.  Let me put my 30+ years of management skills and accounting knowledge to work in the County Clerk’s office.  I pledge to run an efficient office, to allow employees to do the job they were hired to do, and to continue to investigate new and innovative ways to keep up to date on technology and streamline processes.

Republican
Randell J. Shafer
Age: No answer given
Occupation: Retired Officer from the U.S. Army
Municipality of residence: St. Clair Shores, MI
For how long: 15 years
Online campaign information: Friend me on FaceBook
Education: Assoc. of Science, Management and Administrative Studies, 2000, Excelsior College, Albany NY
Previously held elected offices: No answer given
Top goals: My top goal is to restore confidence in our County Clerk’s Office, I am sure this is already being done, I will build on this effort, the citizens of Macomb County deserve nothing less. I look forward to being fully trained to perform the responsibilities and duties of the clerk. I plan on Learning and Listening, and Leading By Example. Thank you!

Republican
Alan Shepperd
Age: 53
Occupation: Owner, Commercial and Residential Real Estate Inspection Co.
Municipality of residence: Warren
For how long: 53 years
Online campaign information: None
Education: Lincoln Senior High School, Macomb Community College, MBI
Previously held elected offices: None
Top goals: I will bring to the clerks office a comprehensive, productive and constructive involvement plan. All the while providing a respectful environment.
I can assure Macomb tax payers that I will strive for efficiency and cost savings by eliminating waste and redundancy.
Vital records will be processed promptly and safe guarded, while serving the public and agency’s that do business with the clerks office.
In closing, thanks for your support and always exercise your right to vote.

Republican
Lisa Sinclair
Age: 42
Occupation: (RN) Emergency Department, DMC Sinai-Grace Hospital
Municipality of residence: Harrison Township
For how long: Since March 2017
Online campaign information: Facebook.com/Sinclair4clerk
Education: Michigan State University, BA, Political Science/Pre-Law; Macomb Community College, ADN, Nursing
Previously held elected offices: None
Top goals: Macomb County residents deserve a Clerk they are proud of! I want to serve my community and work harder for all the 870,000 residents in Macomb County.
My promise is to provide fair and efficient service to everyone - Macomb County Clerk’s office will be the most well-run office ever in history. I want this opportunity to give excellent service to my neighbors, and to give service with a smile! I will always be there (...)

Republican
Paula Verticchio
Age: 53
Occupation: Macomb County Circuit Court Finance Manager & Michigan Licensed Realtor
Municipality of residence: Washington Township
For how long: 14 years
Online campaign information: www.voteverticchio.com
Education: Bachelor’s Degree – Business Administration (Central Michigan University), Associates Degree of Applied Science – Legal Assistance (Macomb Community College), Associates Degree of Applied Science - Computer Information Science (Macomb Community College), Associates Degree of Applied Science - General Studies (Macomb Community College), Completed required Michigan approved realtor education and passed state licensing examination, Utica Community Schools Eisenhower High School graduate
Previously held elected offices: None
Top goals: Reestablish the integrity of the Clerk/Register of Deeds Offices.
Increase community presence: informational sessions-juror importance, document recording requirements, record availability, voter participation, reinstate Mobile Office.
Improve: fiscal responsibility, online capabilities, I.T. infrastructure, technology, training manuals.
Create: transparent department goals, objectives and procedures.
Offer continuing education for staff to understand wants and needs of the public we serve.
Improve relationship with Court Administration, Judiciary, Board of Commissioners, Department Heads, local officials and surrounding communities.

Republican
Julie Williams
Age: 52
Occupation: Self-employed, formerly worked Macomb County Register of Deeds and Purchasing 
Municipality of residence: Macomb Township
For how long: 2 years
Online campaign information: Facebook.com/williams4clerk.com
Education: St. John’s University, Queens, NY, Lakeview High School, St. Clair Shores
Previously held elected offices: None
Top goals: Julie Williams worked for the Register of Deeds office and Macomb County Purchasing. She has the enthusiasm and experience to restore dignity to the Clerk’s office and is eager to appoint a Chief Deputy to assist with staffing and operations. Williams is especially interested in maintaining the integrity of elections and updating on-line record searches. Those in the title & real estate industry will finally have a Clerk that understands their unique needs.

Democrat
Steve Bieda
Age: 57
Occupation: State Senator, Attorney
Municipality of residence: Warren
For how long: 54 years
Online campaign information: www.SteveBieda.net
Education: Bachelor of Public Affairs-Political Science, Wayne State University; Master of Public Administration in Policy Analysis, Wayne State University; Juris Doctor, University of Detroit Mercy College of Law; Master of Laws in Taxation, Wayne State University; Proud graduate of Warren’s Cousino High School.
Previously held elected offices: State Senator for the 9th District (2011- Present), State Representative for the 25th District (2003-2008).
Top goals: After the failed leadership of Karen Spranger, the citizens of Macomb need a Clerk who’s prepared on day one to restore honor, integrity, and efficiency to the office.
As Macomb County Clerk & Register of Deeds, I promise to work to:
Strengthen ethics legislation for public officials, improve campaign finance reform, and end gerrymandering.
Protect voting rights and expand access to the ballot.
Help veterans and families facing foreclosure keep their homes.

Democrat
Carol Shumard Diehl
Age: 70 yrs
Occupation: 41B District Court 17 years - present. Work Experience: Macomb County Friend of the Court/ Macomb County Clerks Office/ Hudson's-Macy’s/ Gowanie Golf Club
Municipality of residence: Clinton Township
For how long: 39 years
Online campaign information: No answer given.
Education: L’anse Creuse H.S.
Previously held elected offices: No answer given.
Top Goals: “Not only meet, but exceed the expectations of our residents”
One of the main responsibilities of the Clerk is to oversee all county elections, while remaining impartial to politics.
I am often asked, “What changes do I intend to make after elected?” I’m going to put into practice what should’ve have been there in the first place by implementing an open door policy. Suggestions will be welcomed from members of the community to fellow elected...

Democrat
Cynthia Konal
Age: No answer given
Occupation: No answer given
Municipality of residence: St. Clair Shores, Macomb County
For how long: Resident of Macomb for 30 years
Online campaign information: www.cindykonal.com
Education: Master’s of Social Work from Wayne State University
Previously held elected offices: Charter Commissioner
Top goals: As a licensed mental health social worker and Macomb County Administrator, I will ensure that the clerk’s office runs smoothly and efficiently, creating a better work environment to enhance the service provision in the county. I am the best positioned to work with the marginalized populations in Macomb including the elderly, disabled, etc. I will work with the IT department to ensure centralization of electronic data, interoffice exchange of data and updating kiosks. 

Democrat
Fred Miller
Age: 44
Occupation: Deputy Treasurer, Oakland County Treasurer’s Office
Municipality of residence: Mount Clemens
For how long: 16 years at current address
Online campaign information: www.thefredmillerspot.com
Education: B.A. Political Theory and Constitutional Democracy from James Madison College at Michigan State University
Previously held elected offices: Macomb County Commissioner for 3 terms (2011-2016); Michigan State Representative for 3 terms (2005-2010)
Top goals: Restoring excellent customer service to the Macomb County Clerk’s Office is my top priority and I have the right skill-set to do so. As County Commissioner I chaired the Finance Committee and have a detailed understanding of the Clerk’s budget, duties, and structure. As part of the administrative team of a similar department in neighboring Oakland County, I have managerial experience working with supervisors and front-line workers alike serving the public and other county departments.

Democrat
Eva Tkaczyk
Age: 44
Occupation: Attorney  
Municipality of residence: Chesterfield Township
For how long: 8 years 
Online campaign information: www.evatkaczykforclerk@weebly.com
Education: Wroclaw University, Poland, 1997 Juris Doctoris and Master in Laws in Commercial Law, Wayne State University, 2004, L.L.M. Master in Finance and Corporate Laws. 
Previously held elected offices: No answer given.
Top goals: If elected I will take care that voting machines are safe and efficient. The office should be on high tech level and public friendly.

Democrat
Geoffrey Varga
Age: 28
Occupation: Student
Municipality of residence: Shelby Township
For how long: More than 20 years
Online campaign information: https://www.facebook.com/Varga forMacombCountyClerk/
Education: Currently at Wayne State University pursuing BLA - English
Previously held elected offices: none
Top goals: My top goals for the Macomb County Clerk’s Office, if elected, will be to return stable leadership and efficiency to the office. As a U.S. Army Combat Veteran, I have the leadership skills necessary, and experience running an office as diversified in tasks as the County Clerk’s Office while deployed to Afghanistan.

 

Macomb County Executive
Two Republicans and two Democrats will compete for spots on the November ballot for one four-year term.

Republican
Norbert A. Golembiewski
Age: 68
Occupation: Retired College Instructor and Corporate Trainer
Municipality of residence: Sterling Heights
For how long: 41 years
Online campaign information: Facebook, Norm Golembiewski
Education: MBA and BS Degrees University of Detroit Mercy, CLU Chartered Like Underwriter and ChFC Chartered Financial Consultant The American College Bryn Mawr PA
Previously held elected offices: None
Top goals: Macomb County faces two crucial issues: Cleaning up the Macomb County Swamp – Let’s get rid of Corruption – e.g. The 15 Mile sewer collapse. Ethics - Honesty must be reintroduced to County Government.
Broken down roads in Macomb County.
I worked in the insurance industry for over 40 years. I understand Auto and homeowners coverage and can offer solutions to provide affordable coverage to all.

Republican
Joseph M. Hunt
Age: 52
Occupation: Computer Systems Engineer
Municipality of residence: City of Warren
For how long: 26 years
Online campaign information: Google
Education: Macomb Community College, Ferris State College, Specs Howard School of Broadcast Arts
Previously held elected offices: n/a
Top goals: Several top goals to be addressed once elected to the Macomb County Executive position would be: 1) Appoint proactive citizens to departments, boards, commissions, and authorities 2)Overhaul the IT, Legal, and Human Resources departments with reorganization provisions of the County Charter, 3) engage federal authorities to address internal government corruption regarding pay to play contracts, 4) fix the deplorable roads and unsafe bridges , and 5) promote Macomb as a regionalized, international Motor County.

Democrat
Mark A. Hackel (I)
Did not return questionnaire by press time.

Democrat
Arnold Simkus
Age: 75
Occupation: Small business owner
Municipality of residence: City of Warren
For how long: 34 years
Online campaign information: None
Education: Cass Tech HS, Detroit, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, New York University, New York, Wayne State University, Detroit, UM Oakland, Troy. Math Maj English Min 112 hrs.
Previously held elected offices: None
Top goals: 100% Trump Democrat 1) Make Macomb County the greatest county 2) Fix roads now a) Declare Emergency Disaster for federal funds to fix roads; b) brand roads to large companies who fix and maintain them: under 16 Mile Rd signs add “Intel Hwy”. 3) Change curriculums; train youth for jobs paying $35+ per hour with benefits implemented in our Juvenile Justice Center.  Create “Golden Groesbeck New Jobs Alley”, brand Groesbeck as our county’s “Silicon Valley”.  

 

U.S. House of Representatives District 9
One candidate is running for the Republican nomination, and three candidates are running for the Democratic nomination to compete for one two-year term in November.

Republican
Candius Stearns
Running unopposed.

Democrat
Martin Brook
Age: 53
Occupation: Labor & Employment Attorney
Municipality of residence: Bloomfield Twp.
For how long: 15 years
Online campaign information: www.brookforcongress.com
Education: Michigan State University, James Madison College, B.A. 1987; M.S.U., School of Labor & Industrial Relations, M.L.I.R. 1988; University of Michigan Law School, J.D. 1996.
Previously held elected offices: Trustee, Bloomfield Hills School Board, 2005-2010 and served as Board President.
Top goals: I am running for Congress to disrupt the status quo, restore trust and transparency, and get Congress working for the people. I’m running the way everyone should – I don’t have a PAC and I won’t accept money from one. I’m not interested in rigid dogmas, but in fact-based decision-making to benefit the common good. Hire me and I will insist that a middle-class lifestyle includes retirement, healthcare, and money left to send kids to college. 

Democrat
Andy Levin
Did not return questionnaire by press time.

Democrat
Ellen Lipton
Did not return questionnaire by press time.

 

State Senate District 9
Two candidates are running for the Republican nomination, and two candidates are running for the Democratic nomination to compete for one four-year term in November.

Republican
Jeff Bonnell 
Did not return questionnaire by press time.

Republican
Fred Kuplicki
Age: 71
Occupation: Business Owner, Heritage Research, Kupco Media, ManuSource Machine Tool Sales Agency & Community Activist
Municipality of residence: Fraser, MI            
For how long: 39 Yrs
Online campaign information: www.silver-wings.us
Education: Wayne Comm College, Business Mgmt, Public Admin ----- National Institute of Technology (RETS), Wilbur Wright Trade HS, Manufacturing
Previously held elected offices: Elected Precinct Delegate Detroit 1976-78, Elected Vice Chairman Detroit Public Schools 1976-78
Top goals: I hope to gain your confidence as the candidate who will better serve you, worthy of your trust to be honored with your vote on Election Day.
Managing small to large corporations and serving within many aspects of the community has provided me with creative negotiating and management skills to successfully work within the community and legislative groups.
I am a Moderate Republican who understands and supports community needs for the betterment of our society. 

Democrat
Kristina Lodovisi 
Age: 37
Occupation: Nonprofit Volunteer
Municipality of residence: Warren
For how long: 6 years
Online campaign information: www.KristinaLodovisi.com
Education: Military Police, United States Army; B.S. Business Management; A.A.S., General Business
Previously held elected offices: n/a
Top goals: As your State Senator for the ninth district, Kristina Lodovisi will advocate for better roads and schools while remaining fiscally responsible to ensure Michigan’s financial security. Kristina Lodovisi will fight for women’s reproductive health care rights. Kristina Lodovisi will advocate for Civil Rights reforms to protect all of Michigan’s citizens from discrimination. Kristina Lodovisi will fight for common sense gun safety legislation focused on protecting Michiganders from gun violence.

Democrat
Paul Wojno
Age: 62
Occupation: Warren City Clerk
Municipality of residence: Warren
For how long: 28 years
Online campaign information: www.paulwojno.com
Education: Center Line High School, Macomb Community College, University of Michigan Ann Arbor, Wayne State University (BA) and K-12 Certification, State Level I Assessor Training.
Previously held elected offices: State Representative 28th District, Warren City Clerk
Top goals: Immediately address - ROADS: Corporations must pay their fair share, rebuild not resurface roads, require contractor warranties, NO-FAULT NSURANCE REFORM: that provides affordability, consumer protection, MCCA fund transparency. EDUCATION: Adopt Red Flag legislation, increase early childhood and early college funding, support our teachers. JOBS: reduce taxes on the middle class, support business that stay in Michigan, develop comprehensive infrastructure plan that creates jobs in skilled trades, technology, renewable energy, equal pay for equal work.

 

State House of Representatives District 22 
Three candidates are running unopposed for the Republican, Democratic and Libertarian nominations to compete for one two-year term in November.

Republican
Arthur Blundell
Running unopposed.

Democrat
John Chirkun (I)
Running unopposed.

Libertarian
Matt Kuehnel 
Running unopposed.

 

State House of Representatives District 25
One candidate is running for the Republican nomination, and one candidate is running for the Democratic nomination to compete for one two-year term in November.

Republican
Jazmine M. Early
Running unopposed.

Democrat
Nate Shannon
Running unopposed.

 

State House of Representatives District 28
One candidate is running for the Republican nomination, two candidates are running for the Democratic nomination, and one candidate is running for the Libertarian nomination to compete for one two-year term in November. 

Republican
Aaron Delikta
Running unopposed.

Democrat
Patrick Green (I)
Age: 53
Occupation: Insurance Agent
Municipality of residence: Warren 
For how long: 53 years
Online campaign information: www.green4staterep.com
Education: University of Detroit 1989
Previously held elected offices: State Representative 2016, 2017-2018; Warren City Council 2007-2016
Top goals: Top goals have always been around kitchen table economics and keeping your hard earned money in your pocket. Fixing the roads and broken road funding; fixing the broken education funding model and holding insurance companies responsible for the high cost of insurance. On education, I will continue our work on free community college for all of our high school graduates. Thank you and I look forward to visiting with everyone during the campaign.

Democrat
Lori M. Stone
Age: 38 
Occupation: Teacher
Municipality of residence: Warren 
For how long: 38 years
Online campaign information: www.electloristone.com
Education: Fitzgerald High School & Macomb Mathematics Science Technology Center, 1998; Bachelor’s degree: Political Theory and Constitutional Democracy; Elementary Education, 2002, Michigan State University; Master’s degree: Science Education, Michigan State University; 2008 Michigan Political Leadership Program Fellow, MSU 2017
Previously held elected offices: None
Top goals: Utilizing professional experience, I will create effective policies that better prepare our students for the future and address quality of public education.  I will also create economic policies that support workers ability to maintain a middle class standard of living. Improving roads, bridges, sewers, and water treatment with sustainable revenue for repairs and maintenance is a priority. Another goal is addressing the astronomical costs of auto insurance. More detailed explanations are available on my website.

Libertarian
Ryan Manier
Running unopposed.

 

Macomb County Board of Commissioners District 1
One candidate is running for the Republican nomination, and one candidate is running for the Democratic nomination to compete for one two-year term in November.

Republican
Mary Ellen Childs
Running unopposed.

Democrat
Andrey Duzyj (I)
Running unopposed.

 

Macomb County Board of Commissioners District 2
Two candidates are running for the Republican nomination, and one candidate is running for the Democratic nomination to compete for one two-year term in November. 

Republican
Gary Boike
Age: 64
Occupation: District Supervisor
Municipality of residence: Warren, Mi.
For how long: 25 years
Online campaign information: boikeformacomb.com
Education: High school and some college
Previously held elected offices: None
Top goals: As a Macomb County Commissioner,
I promise to hold the position with integrity and honesty.
To promote jobs and businesses.
To work with Mayor James Fouts and the Cities of Warren and Centerline to resolve the pothole crisis in the future.   
To work to ensure the protection of our rivers and lakes and to replace or repair our infrastructure. 
To work hard to combat the opioid problem in our county. 

Republican
K.G. Wittbrodt
Age: 61
Occupation: Retired US Marine (22 years) 
Municipality of residence: Warren
For how long: Resident of Macomb County since retirement from the Marine Corps, Warren (owned home for the last 10 years)
Online campaign information: www.facebook.com/CTEkgwittbrodtCommissioner
Education: De La Salle High School (Detroit) Marine Corps Non-Commissioned Officers Academy, Marine Corps Staff Non-Commissioned Officers Academy, Federal Aviation Administration (CENTER) Air Traffic Controllers Academy, Real Estate Institute; Brokers Preparation, Real Estate Law, and Real Estate Appraiser, B.A. Sociology (BA Social Worker)
Previously held elected offices: None
Top goals: I’m a simple Constitutional Conservative (an originalist) as such I Fear in a “healthy-way” the Constitution. I will concentrate on four key elements; Strong Business Base, Lower Taxes, Less Spending, and Defending Traditional American Values. My former CO is General Joe Dunford, The Chairman- Joint Chiefs of Staff, goal is to bring back to Macomb County US Military contracts, employ our citizens and rebuild our strength once again. We’ve been underrepresented in this area. 

Democrat
Marvin E. Sauger (I)
Running unopposed.

 

Macomb County Public Transportation Millage
If approved, this proposal will renew and increase the .9926 formerly authorized, to 1.0 mills for the years 2018 through 2021, and allow continued support to the Suburban Mobility Authority for Regional Transportation (SMART) for a public transportation system serving the elderly, disabled and general public of Macomb County.

For the purpose of providing funds in support of public transportation serving the elderly, disabled, and general public, shall the limitation on the amount of taxes imposed on taxable property located within Macomb County, be renewed and increased from .9926 foremly authorized, to 1.0 mills for a period of four (4) years, being years 2018 through 2021? It is estimated that if approved the millage would raise approximately $27,080,681 in the first year.

 

City of Warren Millage Renewal Proposal for Police Protection
Shall the City of Warren be authorized, in section 9.1 of the City Charter, to levy up to .9676 mills ($0.9676 per $1,000.00) on taxable value of property in the City of Warren each year for twenty (20) years for police protection, beginning with the 2018 tax levy and continuing through 2038? In the first year, the millage will raise estimated revenues of $3,182,402.00 dedicated to preserving police protection in the City of Warren. If approved, this would be a RENEWAL of the previous millage authorizing the levy of .9798 mills. 

 

City of Warren Millage Renewal Proposal for Fire Department and Emergency Medical Services 
Shall the City of Warren be authorized, in section 9.1 of the City Charter, to levy up to .9676 mills ($0.9676 per $1,000.00) on taxable value of property in the City of Warren each year for twenty (20) years for fire department and emergency medical services, beginning with the 2018 tax levy and continuing through 2038? In the first year, the millage will raise estimated revenues of $ 3,182,402.00 dedicated to preserving fire and emergency medical services in the City of Warren. If approved, this would be a RENEWAL of the previous millage authorizing the levy of .9798 mills.