Who's Running in the Pointes' November Elections
There are several contested races throughout the Grosse Pointes, according to election petitions submitted to each of the city clerk's offices this week. There are a few uncontested cases as well.
This November, Grosse Pointers will be asked to vote in a number of contested races for city councils, judgeships and the school board.
Petitions for Grosse Pointe Park city council and Grosse Pointe Farms city council were due in May. Petitions for Grosse Pointe Shores, Grosse Pointe Woods, the City of Grosse Pointe and the Grosse Pointe Public Schools System board were due this week.
Many of the open seats are contested and candidates have until Friday to withdraw their petitions, otherwise their name will be on the November ballot. The petitions filed this week include:
Grosse Pointe Public Schools System Board of Education Trustees: 2 seats open
- Lois Hindy Valente, of Grosse Pointe Park
- Daniel H. Roeske, of Grosse Pointe Farms
- Diane Karabetsos, of Grosse Pointe Woods
Grosse Pointe Shores
Six city council seats open plus the mayor seat
City Council Petitions
- Vito Cusenza
- Elias Ropotos
- Alexander Ajlouni
- Julie Kay Felt
- Bruce Robert Bisballe
- Robert Henry Barrette Jr.
- Brian J. Geraghty (incumbent)
- David J. Galbenski (incumbent)
- Victoria J. Boyce (incumbent)
- Robert Emery Gesell
- Daniel T. Schulte (incumbent)
Mayoral Seat Petitions
- James M. Cooper (incumbent)
- Thaddeus (Ted) J. Kedzierski (current city councilman)
Grosse Pointe Woods
three full-term city council seats plus a judgeship and one partial-term city council seat
- Michael Richard Koester
- Jill Marie Jarboe
- Richard T. Shelter Jr.
- Arthur W. Bryant
- Allison Michelle Secord (partial term)
- Kevin R. Ketels (partial term)
- Theodore (Ted) A. Metry (incumbent)
City of Grosse Pointe
Three full-term city council seats plus the mayoral seat and a judgeship
- John E. Stempfle (incumbent)
- Donald James Parthum Jr. (incumbent)
- Andrew C. Turnbull
- Dale N. Scrace (incumbent)
- Russell F. Ethridge (incumbent)
Grosse Pointe Park petitions were submitted in May. They have five petitions filed for three open seats. Mayor Palmer Heenan filed to seek a 15th term for the mayoral seat. He is running uncontested.
Grosse Pointe Farms petitions were submitted in May. Three petitions were submitted for three seats.