(C. Proxmire, Ferndale 115 News, July 20, 2012)
The race is on to see who will be the next County Commissioner representing Ferndale and neighboring cities. This year’s election pits two incumbent Democratic Commissioners against each other in a newly formed district, and there is a Republican contender in the mix.
Currently Craig Covey is the Commissioner for the 25th District, and Helaine Zack is the Commissioner for the 22nd District. Due to re-districting and a new state law restricting the number of Districts to 21, the Districts have been re-drawn and Covey and Zack now both live in the 18th District. They will face off in the Primary on August 7, 2012.
Whoever wins the Democratic Primary will then face Republican Steven Zimberg, also running for the seat.
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.
The entire forum is available online at the City of Ferndale website. There is also a short video below showing summary statements by each candidate that we were able to film. The entire forum is also being aired on Ferndale cable stations at 6am, 6pm, 10am and 10pm. Other communities in the 18th District have yet to make the forum available on their websites and cable stations. The 18th District comprises Ferndale, Hazel Park, Huntington Woods, Royal Oak Township and part of Oak Park.
View profiles of the candidates on our Voter Info Page.