Here's a look at all of the candidates from Shelby Township who will be running in the Aug. 7 primary election. Note: Patch.com had sent a questionnaire to all candidates. There were several who did not respond.
August Primary Elections
Saturday, August 4, 2012
Monday, July 23, 2012
Jeff Farrington is running for re-election as a state representative. Get to know him a little better before casting your vote.
Jeff Farrington, 46, is running for re-election as state representative. He’s lived in Utica and Sterling Heights for 33 years. 1) What led you to try for the post of state representative initially? The initial reason I ran for state house was because of the economic situation; children moving out of state to find jobs and knowing that the state and federal government at that time was hindering economic growth. I wanted to make a change and in our state I think we’re seeing the effect of proper economic policy with the unemployment rate dropping and personal income numbers improving. 2) What do you plan to focus on if re-elected? If re-elected, my primary focus will remain the economy and job growth. Other areas of focus will be in …
Sunday, July 8, 2012
In the run up to the August primary, Patch has invited all local candidates to complete a Q&A to build a comprehensive voter’s guide that will assist people at the polls.
Gary Kopp, 61, has lived in Shelby Township for 34 years. He is seeking the post of trustee. He is retired and held positions at Ford/Visteon, Magna, and was owner of DriveLineMetrix, LLC. He's served as President of the Lake Pointe Woods Homeowner's Association for 10 years. Kopp is involved with the Knights of Columbus - St. John Vianney, and is member of the church's parish finance committee. He's supports Habitat for Humanity and is interested in volunteering. He's been married for 42 years and has four children, as well as a cat named Katy. 1. What led you to try for the post of trustee initially? I have attended many board meetings, and watched most both on television and now on the internet. I have seen boards come and boards go…