Tuesday, March 19, 2013
"Voting is a fundamental right of American citizenship and I encourage young people to begin voting as soon as they're eligible," Oakland County Clerk Lisa Brown says.
The next election may still be months away, but voting registration and preparation is a year-round activity. Oakland County Clerk and Register of Deeds Lisa Brown will host a voter-registration drive at West Bloomfield High School from 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 20. All county residents are welcome to participate. "Voting is a fundamental right of American citizenship and I encourage young people to begin voting as soon as they're eligible," the West Bloomfield democrat said. "By bringing registration services to the schools, we're helping to make students' voices heard." Brown, a former state representative elected in November, will be on site to help register students and answer questions. Joining her will be West …
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
The prominent Bloomfield Hills attorney says he's out, despite interest and recent favorable poll data.
Michigan's next U.S. senator may still be from the Bloomfield area, but it won't be Scott Romney, a Bloomfield Hills resident and brother to 2012 Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney. According to the Michigan Information & Research Service, Romney said on Tuesday he won't run for Carl Levin's seat in the U.S. Senate. Levin announced last week that he won't seek a seventh term in 2014. The Huffington Post reported that Romney said it was a "tough decision," but that 2014 just wasn't the right time to run for the 71-year-old, a corporate attorney at the Detroit office of Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn. Romney was a likely front-runner for Levin's seat as early as Monday, when Murray Communications released a poll about …
The brother of the former presidential candidate is considered a frontrunner for the GOP nomination to replace outgoing Democrat Carl Levin.
Both Bloomfield Hills attorney Scott Romney and U.S. Rep. Mike Rogers could be Michigan's next U.S senator, if they were running. Romney would fair very well among the Republicans rumored to be eyeing a run for the seat that will be vacated when Democrat Carl Levin retires, according to a poll released Tuesday. However, the son former Michigan Gov. George Romeny, and brother of Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney, told reporters Tuesday that he won't seek the seat. Romney finished in a statistical tie with U.S. Rep. Mike Rogers, R-Brighton, in a recent poll of nearly 1,200 likely GOP voters, a news release from Murray Communications-Portable Insights-Combat Data stated. Romney garnered 348 votes, good for roughly 30 percent of …
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
The city of Bloomfield Hills will take applications for Mike McCready's commissioner's spot until Dec. 6.
Know anyone qualified to join the Bloomfield Hills City Commission? Applications for the spot opening up early next year are due by Dec. 6. The five-member commission discussed the process to replace outgoing commissioner Mike McCready — who's headed to the State House of Representatives — at their most recent meeting last week. McCready's won re-election to the commission last year, and his term won't expire until November 2013. He said last week that he did not intend to resign ehile preparing for this transition to Lansing. City residents of Bloomfield Hills must meet the following qualifications to be eligible: Resume's and cover letters are due at the City Clerk's office by 4 p.m., Dec. 6. The commission is expected to appoint …
Thursday, November 15, 2012
All seven members of the Bloomfield Township Board of Trustees ran unopposed Nov. 6.
Each incumbent member of the Bloomfield Township Board of Trustees won re-election with ease on Nov. 6 without a single challenger for any of the seven seats. The results were certified and officially implemented Thursday morning at a quiet swearing-in ceremony today at Township Hall. District Court Judge Marc Barron presided. This update was provided by Bloomfield Patch reader Leslie Helwig, Bloomfield Township's director of communications and community relations. Got some pics that highlight a special event, person or place around Bloomfield? Share it with the community in our Pics & Clips Neighborhood Gallery, and send any important information to go along with them to Art.Aisner@patch.com.
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
The Representative-elect wants to serve the city of Bloomfield Hills until the end of the year.
Although he earned a trip to Lansing representing the 40th District in the State House with more than 56 percent of last week's vote, Mike McCready said he intends to stay a Bloomfield Hills commissioner until session begins in January. The City Commission is expected to discuss the matter at their regularly scheduled meeting tonight at 7:30 p.m. at Bloomfield Hills City Hall. McCready, who was first elected to the commission in 2007, and has served as mayor, said he's dedicated to the city and wants to finish the year. The term he won in May 2011 with 502 votes — the most among all four of the commission candidates on the ballot — expires in November 2013. "I still feel an obligation to the community and I intend to fulfill it," …
Monday, November 12, 2012
The Oakland County executive proved he's a stand-up guy during an Election Night appearance in Royal Oak.
As Democrats celebrated election victories Tuesday in Michigan and across the country, the mood at the Emagine Royal Oak theater complex, where more than 200 Oakland County Republicans gathered, was a mixed bag. That is, until L. Brooks Patterson, 73, changed the energy of room. “He gave some remarks and then he told us he had a surprise for us – and then he stood up on his own,” said former Royal Oak Mayor Dennis Cowan. “Everyone burst into applause.” Patterson, elected to his sixth term as Oakland County Executive on Nov. 6, was injured in a crash in August that left him hospitalized at McLaren Oakland Hospital in Pontiac for five weeks after suffering almost a dozen broken bones. He returned to work in October using a wheelchair and …
Thursday, November 8, 2012
It was reportedly close, but the incumbent won Monday's mock election.
On Monday, we told you about how dozens of students of voting age that attend the Wing Lake Developmental Center in Bloomfield Township cast their ballots for president in the school's mock election. Turns out the students predicted the winner correctly. President Barack Obama won a close vote that somewhat reflected what occurred nationwide Tuesday on Election Day, SCI teacher Jessica Krull said. "The students enjoyed coloring in the squares of the classrooms to indicate who won each of the 8 rooms and comparing what our school map looked like compared to that of the United States," she said. The classes also made sure to watch all the speeches from late Tuesday and early Wednesday morning. Wing Lake is among the few programs in Oakland …
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?
Day and Baron win convincingly for 6-year-terms; Herner outlasts Greenwell, Berndt for 2-year-slot.
Both Ingrid Day and Rob Herner retained their seats on the Bloomfield Hills Schools Board of Education following a Tuesday election that drew nearly 80 percent of all voters in both Bloomfield Township and Bloomfield Hills. Joining them will be first-time candidate Howard Baron, who also won a 6-year-term on the board Tuesday with more than 39 percent of the vote, according to unofficial election results from the Oakland County Clerk. Day, the current board president, also received more than 39 percent of the vote for 6-year-term. W.F. (Vic) Moigis finished with 20 percent of the vote. "I'm pleased to have such a strong showing for a local election given the tenor of the national issues," she wrote to Patch late Tuesday night. "I believe…