2018 Candidate Interview: Robert Wittenberg for State Rep. District 29

2018 Candidate Interview: Robert Wittenberg for State Rep. District 29 (Crystal A. Proxmire, July 21, 2018) Berkley, Ferndale, Hazel Park, Huntington Woods, Oak Park and Royal Oak Township, MI – State Representative Robert Wittenberg is running for re-election to the 27th District.  On the Aug. 7, 2018 Democratic Primary ballot he is opposed by Michelangelo Fortuna…

2018 Candidate Interview: Kermit Williams for State Rep. Dist. 29

2018 Candidate Interview: Kermit Williams for State Rep. Dist. 29 (Crystal A. Proxmire, July 15, 2018) Pontiac, Auburn Hills, Keego Harbor, Sylvan Lake and Orchard Lake, MI –  Kermit Williams is running for State Representative of the 29th District on the Aug. 7, 2018 Democratic Primary. Also on the Democratic Primary ballot are Kone Bowman, Brenda…

2018 Candidate Interview: Kelly Breen for State Rep. Dist. 38

2018 Candidate Interview: Kelly Breen for State Rep. Dist. 38 (Crystal A. Proxmire, June 13, 2018) Novi, South Lyon, Lyon Township, Walled Lake, Northville, MI – Kelly Breen is running for State Rep in the 38th District in the Democratic Primary on Aug. 7.  Also on the Democratic Primary ballot are Aditi Bagchi, and Joe…

2018 Candidate Interview: Phillip Hoyt for State Rep Dist. 39

2018 Candidate Interview: Phillip Hoyt for State Rep Dist. 39 (Crystal A. Proxmire, May 24, 2018) Commerce Township, Wixom, West Bloomfield, MI –Phillip Hoyt is running for State Representative for the 39th District and is on the ballot for the Aug. 7 primary on the Republican Ballot. Also on the Republican Ballot are Ryan Berman,…

2016 Candidate Interview State Rep. Robert Wittenberg

2016 Candidate Interview State Rep. Robert Wittenberg (Crystal A. Proxmire, Oct. 15, 2016) Oak Park, MI – Democratic incumbent Robert Wittenberg is the State Representative for the 27th District, representing Berkley, Huntington Woods, Oak Park, Ferndale, Pleasant Ridge, Hazel Park, and Royal Oak Township.  He is running for re-election on the Nov. 8, 2016 ballot. …

What do Low Voter Turnout Numbers Mean for Democracy?

    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…

2016 Candidate Interview: Randy LeVasseur for State Rep. 26th District (video)

2016 Candidate Interview: Randy LeVasseur for State Rep. 26th District (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, June 10, 2016) Royal Oak, MI – Republican Randy LeVasseur is running for State Representative for the 26th District which is Madison Heights and Royal Oak.  He is running against Democrat Jim Ellison who is the current Mayor of Royal Oak.…

Candidate Interview: Jim Ellison for State Rep. 26th District (video)

Candidate Interview: Jim Ellison for State Rep. 26th District (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, May 2, 2016) Royal Oak, MI – Current Royal Oak Mayor Jim Ellison is running for State Rep. for the 26th District, which includes Madison Heights and Royal Oak. Current State Rep. Jim Townsend cannot run again due to term limits. Ellison…

Royal Oak Mayor Jim Ellison Announces Candidacy for State Rep Seat

Royal Oak Mayor Jim Ellison Announces Candidacy for State Rep Seat (Press Release, Jan. 28, 2016) Royal Oak, MI – Today, surrounded by family and supporters at the Boys and Girls Club of Oakland and Macomb Counties, Royal Oak Mayor Jim Ellison announced his plan to seek the Democratic Party’s nomination for State Representative in…