August Primary and Write-In Campaign Part of Rochester Hills 2019 Elections

August Primary and Write-In Campaign Part of Rochester Hills 2019 Elections

(Crystal A. Proxmire, June 10, 2019)

Rochester Hills, MI- Petitions are in, and candidates for positions in Rochester Hills know who they will face on the ballot.  Longtime Mayor Bryan Barnett is running another write-in campaign to retain his seat.  Barnett was first elected Mayor in 2006.  The Charter requires that anyone who has already served two terms in elected office must run as a write in for subsequent elections.  He was successful at this in 2015, and faces no opposition on the ballot this year.

Only one race will be on the Primary ballot in August – Council Member At-Large – Four Year Term. Council President Mark Tisdel is term-limited and will not be running.  Councilperson Dale Hetrick is running for re-election. Also running to fill the two available seats are Jeff Duperon, Angela Joyce, Theresa Mungioli, Sharon Pizzuti, and Ryan Smith.

The Primary takes place August 6, 2019.

On Nov. 5, 2019 is when voters may choose to write in “Bryan Barnett” under the Mayor’s position.

For the partial term Council Member At Large position (with a term ending Nov. 14, 2021) only David Walker is on the ballot.

Councilperson Jim Kubicina represents District 2 and has chosen not to run again. Voters in District 2 will get to choose between David J Blair and Khary Mason in November.

Councilwoman Susan Bowyer represents District 3 and is running unopposed for re-election.

For the Library Board there is some competition with three people running for two positions. Current Board President Robert Bonam, and Trustee Anne Kucher are seeking re-election. Steve Reina will also be on the ballot.

There is also a partial term seat on the Library Board, for which current Secretary Suba Subbarao is running unopposed.

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