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2019 Candidate Interview: Ryan Lare for Mayor of South Lyon

August 11th 2019

Ryan Lare is running for Mayor of South Lyon on the Nov. 5, 2019 ballot.

Local Officials and Admins Gather in Lansing for Michigan Municipal League Capital Conference

March 21st 2019

Local Officials and Admins Gather in Lansing for Michigan Municipal League Capital Conference (C. Proxmire, March 21, 2019) Lansing, MI- Officials and city administrators from across the state gathered in Lansing this week for the Michigan Municipal League Capital Conference. MML provides educational and networking opportunities, including classes on topics that are important to local […]

Lathrup Village Celebration for Frank Brock Jr Dec. 17

December 15th 2018

Lathrup Village Celebration for Frank Brock Jr Dec. 17 Lathrup Village, MI – The City of Lathrup Village is hosting a celebration for Council Member and former Mayor Frank Brock, Jr on Monday, Dec. 17, 2018 from 5pm to 7pm in the community room of City Hall, 27400 Southfield Road, Lathrup Village, MI 48076. The […]

2018 Candidate Interview: Steve Percival for Mayor of Clarkston

October 13th 2018

  2018 Candidate Interview: Steve Percival for Mayor of Clarkston (Crystal A. Proxmire, Oct. 13, 2018) Clarkston, MI- Clarkston Mayor Steve (Steven) Percival is running for re-election.  Also on the ballot is Eric Haven. This is a non-partisan position with a two year term.  Election Day is Nov. 6, 2018. Check out the interview with […]

Adversaries Fueled Success of New Lathrup Village Mayor Kelly Garrett

December 20th 2017

Adversaries Fueled Success of New Lathrup Village Mayor Kelly Garrett (Susanna Borgett, Dec. 20, 2017) Lathrup Village, MI – Lathrup Village’s Mayor Kelly Garrett, the first African American to hold the seat, said it was her adversaries actions that set the stage for the council to vote her in as mayor last month. While Garrett […]

2017 Candidate Interview: Farmington Mayor Bill Galvin

September 11th 2017

2017 Candidate Interview: Farmington Mayor Bill Galvin (Crystal A. Proxmire, Sept. 11, 2017) Farmington, MI – Farmington Mayor Bill Galvin is running for re-election to the City Council.  In Farmington all candidates run as Council members and then the Mayor is selected by Council at the beginning of the term.  There are five candidates for […]

2017 Candidate Interviews & Issues (check for updates)

July 1st 2017

2017 Candidate Interviews & Issues (check for updates) Oakland County, MI- The Oakland County Times has a tradition of doing video interviews with candidates for local office.  Several communities have local elections on Nov. 7, 2017 and we’re working hard to interview as many local candidates as possible. We do not endorse any candidate and […]

Hazel Park Mayor Janice Parisi Resigns

December 14th 2016

Hazel Park Mayor Janice Parisi Resigns (Crystal A. Proxmire, Dec. 14, 2016) Hazel Park, MI – Hazel Park Mayor Janice Parisi announced at Tuesday’s City Council meeting that she was resigning as Mayor due to health issues. In her letter to council she wrote “It is with a heavy heart that I must resign my […]

What do Low Voter Turnout Numbers Mean for Democracy?

September 1st 2016

    What do Low Voter Turnout Numbers Mean for Democracy? (Kurt Metzger, Sept. 1, 2016) Pleasant Ridge, MI – Does anyone care about Voter Turnout any more – especially in the primaries? While it is my hope (though I have grave doubts, especially with primary turnout) that voters realize how often primaries determine most […]

Oak Park: What’s on Your Ballot?

October 27th 2015

Oak Park: What’s on Your Ballot? (Crystal A. Proxmire, Oct. 27, 2015) Election Day is Nov. 3, 2015 and voters in Oak Park will have a couple of choices on the ballot. Current Mayor Marian McClellan is being challenged by Aaron Tobin.  Both candidates did interviews with the Oakland County 115 News.  Tobin also made […]