As we look ahead to November’s elections, Shelby-Utica Patch is devoted to bring you the information you need about every race in town. Here's our start on the candidates and issues we'll be covering as November draws near. Bookmark this page for updates.
Shelby Township Supervisor's Race: Incumbent Rick Stathakis will square off against former Police Chief, Robert Leman, whose contract was not renewed in 2011, after serving as the police chief of Shelby Township for ten years.
Shelby Township Clerk: Stanley Grot, who was voted in over the winter to fill former Clerk, Terri Kowal's, position until the November Elections, will be running against former Sidewalk Committee Chairman and Shelby Township paramedic, Richard Batchelder.
Shelby Township Trustees Race: All four Board of Trustees seats are up for grabs, and 14 people are vying for the positions. Incumbents to the seats are Douglas Wozniak and Paula Filar. Paul Viar, the current Shelby Township Treasurer, is also running as a Trustee. Newcomers to the political arena are Vincent A. Bernardi; Carolyn Gammicchia; Anne Byrd Brown; ; Steven H. Fick; Brent Freeman; John J. Holeton; Gary Kopp; Raquel R. Moore; Nick Nightingale and Clarence Cook.
Note: Utica does not have any local races on the the Noevember ballot.
Stay tuned to Patch as we reach out to candidates for an in-depth interview.