Elections/Candidate Interviews

Petitions Pulled in Royal Oak, Still Time to Run…

May 6th 2019

Petitions Pulled in Royal Oak, Still Time to Run for Mayor or Commission Royal Oak, MI-  Although the filing deadline is not until 4pm on July 23, several have already requested nominating petitions to be on the Nov. 5, 2019 ballot in the City of Royal Oak. City Clerk Melanie Halas provided Oakland County Times with […]

Over a Dozen Have Pulled Petitions for Southfield City Council Race So Far

May 6th 2019

Over a Dozen Have Pulled Petitions for Southfield City Council Race So Far (Crystal A. Proxmire, May 6, 2019) Southfield, MI  As of May 1 over a dozen people have requested nominating petitions to run for City Council in Southfield. According to City Clerk Sherikia Hawkins, the following residents have picked up petitions and information […]

Petitions Pulled in Walled Lake, Still Time to Run for City Council

May 6th 2019

Petitions Pulled in Walled Lake, Still Time to Run for City Council (Crystal A. Proxmire, May 6, 2019) Walled Lake, MI – As of May 3, three Walled Lake City Councilmembers have requested nominating petitions from the City Clerk’s office for the Nov. 5, 2019 election.  Those incumbents are Tamra Loch, Casey Ambrose, and Bob […]

Petitions Pulled in Birmingham, Still Time to Run for Commission

May 6th 2019

Petitions Pulled in Birmingham, Still Time to Run for Commission Birmingham, MI-  As of May 3 only one candidate has pulled petitions so far to run for the Birmingham City Commission – incumbent Carroll DeWeese. Additionally, a Library Board candidate – Jennifer Wheeler – has not only pulled petitions, but turned them in and successfully […]

Nominating Petitions Pulled in Farmington, Still Time to Run for City Council

May 6th 2019

Nominating Petitions Pulled in Farmington, Still Time to Run for City Council (Crystal A. Proxmire, May 6, 2019) Farmington, MI- There are three City Council seats open in the Nov. 5, 2019 election and as of May 1 three have pulled nominating petitions – Incumbents Joe LaRussa and Sara Bowman, as well as Sarah Davies. […]

What’s on the Ballot for May 7, 2019?

May 6th 2019

What’s on the Ballot for May 7, 2019? (Crystal A. Proxmire, May 6, 2019) Oakland County, MI – Here’s a list of the ballot proposals on the May 7 ballot: Clawson Schools Grand Blanc Schools Oak Park Schools Royal Oak Township Walled Lake Consolidated Schools Also check out: Oakland County Clerk website Stuff to Know […]

MML #1: Stuff to Know about Redistricting and New Election Laws

April 30th 2019

MML #1: Stuff to  Know About Redistricting and New Election Laws (Crystal A. Proxmire, April 29, 2019) Lansing, MI- Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson and other experts on local elections were on hand for the Michigan Municipal League Capital Conference in March educate elected officials from across the state on what newly-passed laws mean for […]

Several Pull Petitions in Ferndale, Still Time to Run for Mayor or Council

April 29th 2019

Several Pull Petitions in Ferndale, Still Time to Run for Mayor or Council (Crystal A. Proxmire, April 29, 2019) Ferndale, MI – Since Ferndale Mayor Dave Coulter announced that he would not be running for another term, the Ferndale community has been abuzz with speculation about who will be running for the Mayor’s seat and […]

Sponsor Sought for OC Times Candidate Interview Series

April 29th 2019

Sponsor Sought for OC Times Candidate Interview Series (Crystal A. Proxmire, April 29, 2019) Oakland County, MI-  Each year Oakland County Times does short video interviews with candidates running for local offices.  We do this at no cost to the candidate or to the readers. This massive undertaking helps make local election information accessible to […]

Former State Senator among those Campaigning for Marijuana…

April 25th 2019

Former State Senator among those Campaigning for Marijuana Business in Royal Oak Township, Mel Farr Site Under Consideration (Crystal A. Proxmire, April 25, 2019) Royal Oak Township, MI- Former State Senator Virgil Smith Jr. is among those pushing for a ballot initiative that would allow recreational marijuana businesses in Royal Oak Township. If the ordinance […]