Candidate Forums to Get You Informed
(Crystal A. Proxmire, Ferndale 115 News Wire, 10/01/2011)
With the November 8, 2011 elections fast approaching, there are several ways you can find the information you need in order to learn about the candidates for Mayor, City Council and Library Board in Ferndale. Current Mayor Dave Coulter is running against Raymond Willis for the Mayor’s seat. Dan Martin and Sherry Wells are facing Michael Lennon, the incumbent. The three of them are running for two open seats on City Council.
There are also several uncontested Library Board seats on the ballot. For Library Board’s full six year terms, the public can vote for two and there are two men running – James O’Donnell and John Sterritt. For Library Board Director Tiffani Gagne is running unopposed. And for a partial term Library Board Director there are two seats open and the public gets two votes. Judeen Bartos and Monique Herzig are the candidates.
Our Election coverage, including candidate profiles for non-contested elections, can be found here. Each candidate has a questionnaire and picture, along with links to their websites and candidate endorsement ads.
Here are the forum dates:
Oct. 3 – On October 3, 2011 at City Hall (300 E. 9 Mile) there will be a League of Women Voters candidate forum at 7pm.
Oct. 12 – On October 12, The Ferndale Seniors will have their Meet and Greet for the Candidates as part of their normal meeting. The meeting starts at 11am at the Kulick Community Center (1201 Livernois). It is free and anyone is welcome to attend. Immediately following, The Ferndale Area Chamber will host a Meet the Candidates Forum 4 the biz community on Wed Oct 12 from 12:30 – 1:45 pm at the Kulick Center as well.
Oct 23 – Citizens for a Fair Ferndale will hold a Candidate Forum for the upcoming Mayoral and City Council elections. The forum will be held on Sunday, October 23 at 1pm at the Ferndale Public Library.
The City of Ferndale provides a wealth of information about voting on their website: http://www.ferndale-mi.com/Services/Elections/Overview.htm.
To read about the testing of voter equipment machines and the behind-the-scenes prep work done by the City Clerk for elections, check out this fun and educational story: https://oaklandcounty115.com/2010/11/01/behind-the-ballot/
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