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Candidate Interview: Craig Covey for Oakland County Sheriff (video)

May 11th 2016

Candidate Interview: Craig Covey for Oakland County Sheriff (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, May 11, 2016) Ferndale, MI – Craig Covey, who has served as a Councilperson and Mayor of Ferndale and a County Commissioner, is running as a Democrat for Oakland County Sheriff against incumbent Republican Sheriff Mike Bouchard.  Neither has an opponent in the […]

POW: New Environmental Organization Formed

June 24th 2013

POW: New Environmental Organization Formed (POW press release, June 24, 2013) A new, not-for-profit organization has been formed in Oakland County by Water Resources Commissioner Jim Nash, and others, to provide educational programs and events supporting protection and preservation of our natural water resources. The organization is based in Waterford, and is applying for 501(c)(3) […]

Volunteers Needed to Read to Roosevelt Kids Friday

March 12th 2013

This year’s Celebrity Reading Day is Friday, March 15. But there aren’t enough readers signed up. Principal Dina Rocheleau is hoping to recruit some more people to come in. Bring a children’s book from home, or they have a bunch that you can choose from. It generally takes about 20 minutes.

The Great Fracking Debate in Oakland County (video)

March 5th 2013

The discussion took place in West Bloomfield Township, a community that passed a moratorium on fracking last year after Township Supervisor Michele Economou Ureste sat in on a land auction where rights to Michigan’s resources were bid out to oil and gas companies.

With some of the land being in Oakland County, municipal and county officials like Economou Ureste had concerns about the potential for fracking so close to home. Northern Oakland County has several lakes…

Garden Fresh Receives County Proclamation

December 17th 2012

the Oakland County Board of Commissioners recognize and salute Jack and Annette Aronson for promoting Michigan business, for supporting our local economy, for generous giving to charities, for creating healthy new products and for providing jobs for hundreds of our residents in the greatest traditions of the American entrepreneurial spirit and philanthropy.

County Commission Candidates Face Questions in Forum

July 20th 2012

All three candidates attended at Candidate Forum held by the League of Women Voters on July 12th. The forum took place in Ferndale City Hall, where candidates were asked about a variety of topics important to local residents, including mass transit, medical marijuana prosecution, budgeting, diversity, jails, seniors, online accessibility, and financial priorities.

2012 County Commission: Craig Covey

July 11th 2012

Name: Craig Covey


Divide and Conquer: County Republicans Draw Community Breaking Districts

May 15th 2012

The new law has given the majority, the Republicans, the opportunity to draw districts that ensure Republican control of Oakland County.

Commissioner Covey Introduces Resolution Against Fracking

October 4th 2011

And on Sept. 22, 2011 County Commissioner Craig Covey, representing the 25th District introduced a resolution to the Oakland County Board of Commissioners calling for a moratorium “until…

Oakland County Passes Budget after Debates over Funding

September 23rd 2011

The Oakland County Board of Commissioners unanimously passed the 2012 budget after a last minute attempt by the Democratic Caucus to secure funding for five projects.