Wednesday, March 13, 2013
The office of mayor and three city council seats are up for election this November in the City of Utica.
Leadership is due to shift once again this year in the City of Utica as the office of mayor and three city council seats come up for election in November. Prospective candidates have until 4 p.m. Aug. 13 to file their nomination paperwork with the city clerk, according to the Macomb County Elections Division. As Utica will not have an August primary, all candidates who file for elected office within the city will appear on the November ballot. The Nov. 5 election will see the council seats currently held by Russell Barthelmeh, William Osladil and Kenneth Sikora come up for election, along with that of Mayor Jacqueline K. Noonan. Utica's mayor is elected every two years, while city council members hold four-year terms. The city's clerk and …
Rep. Pete Lund was one of seven candidates named as possible GOP nominees in a recent automated poll of likely Republican primary voters.
Rep. Pete Lund, who represents Shelby Township in the Michigan House, is one of several Republicans reportedly eyeing Democrat Carl Levin's U.S. Senate seat. On March 8, Lund told POLITICO that he would consider a run for the Senate seat that Levin recently announced that he would vacate in 2014. "My preference would be Candice Miller run,” Lund told the website. “Candice is my congressman….she’d be a great senator. But if she doesn’t, I’m not saying I’m going to run but I’m not ruling it out at this point." Miller, who represents Michigan's 10th congressional district, including Shelby Township and Utica, has stated that she does not plan to run for the seat. Lund has served since 2008 as the representative for Michigan's 36th District, …
Friday, January 11, 2013
Michigan's 10th congressional representative has also been appointed chairman of the Committee on House Administration, making her the only female committee chair currently in the House of Representatives.
U.S. Rep. Candice Miller is slated to assume even greater leadership in the area of national security with her recent appointement to vice chair of the full House Committee on Homeland Security. “I have proudly served on the House Committee on Homeland Security for the past five years because I believe that the federal government’s first and foremost responsibility is to provide for our national defense, and our common defense begins with a secure homeland," Miller wrote in a statement. "I look forward to working with my colleagues on the Committee as we continue the important work of overseeing the Department charged with protecting the American people. Miller, a Republican serving Michigan's 10th congressional district, will also …
Sunday, December 2, 2012
Shelby Township Clerk is urging Michigan election officials to consider reforming absentee ballot voting for all residents.
Sunday, December 2, 2012
By" Shelby Township Clerk Stanley Grot After conducting three major elections in a nine-month span, I had the opportunity to personally witness what works and how we as election officials can improve the voting process to better serve our constituents. The times have changed and many people have limited time to take off work to stand in line for an extended period of time on Election Day. Because of their busy schedule, many citizens simply forget to vote on Election Day. Currently, there are six reasons listed on an application for an absent voter’s ballot. In today’s economy, these reasons are not sufficient to meet the busy schedules of the constituents we serve. The six reasons are as follows: I personally witnessed individuals …
Thursday, November 8, 2012
The Shelby Township Board of Trustees consists of all incumbents plus one newcomer, Nick Nightingale.
In Shelby Township, Republicans rule. During the 2012 elections Tuesday, every seat on the Shelby Township Board of Trustees was filled by a Republican, and all incumbents, except for one new trustee. Shelby Township incumbent Supervisor Rick Stathakis will hold the township’s top spot for another four years. Stathakis beat Independent candidate David Erickson for the spot with 20,102 to Erickson's 11,520. "Although I was not elected, my heart was filled with joy for the over 11,500 people who gave me their support and confidence by voting for me," Erickson said in an emial. "I am thankful and honored beyond words. This whole process was never about me. It was about providing the great people of Shelby Township a choice and an opportunity…
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Unions were disappointed. Canadians were thrilled. All in all, reactions were varied as Michigan voters shot down all six statewide ballot proposals.
Unions were disappointed. Canadians were thrilled. All in all, reactions were varied as Michigan voters shot down all six statewide ballot proposals. (See all statewide election results here.) The six state proposals on the Nov. 6 ballot in Michigan were: How did you vote on these proposals?
Just one percent less of voters turned out in Shelby Township and Utica for the 2012 Presidential elections than in 2008.
Despite long lines reported at several of the polls in Shelby Township, voter turnout in Shelby and its neighbor Utica were slightly lower for the 2012 presidential elections than the 2008 elections. In 2008, 72.8 percent of the registered voters in Shelby Township cast their ballots, and on Tuesday, 71 percent turned out. Despite the slightly lower turnout Shelby officials were predicting record number of voters Tuesday. Precinct 23 and 24 Chairperson Judy Rosenthal told Patch Tuesday there were more than 100 people lined up outside the precinct by 6:00 a.m., which was an hour before the polls opened. "It was just remarkable. That means there is (not) a lot of voter apathy," she said. Rosenthal also said the precinct was poised to process…
Incumbent Shelby Township Supervisor Rick Stathakis has won re-election, along with an all Republican Board.
Macomb County voters re-elected Democrats Eric J. Smith, Anthony Wickersham, Carmella Sabaugh and Ted B. Wahby as prosecutor, sheriff, clerk and treasurer, respectively, Nov. 6. The Macomb Community College millage proposal failed.
Readers shared photos of their election day journey Tuesday.