Monday, November 5, 2012
Nearly 200 people filled the Eastside Republican Club headquarters to hear from local, state and federal candidates for office. Mitt Romney's nephew also shared personal stories about the GOP nominee.
The final day of the GOP "Believe in Michigan - Jobs First" statewide bus tour began Monday with a rally in St. Clair Shores that included local, state and federal candidates for offices along with a personal speech by Mitt Romney's nephew, George Romney. The grandson of the former Michigan governor and nephew of the Republican candidate for president shared stories about how he would spend time with Mitt Romney and his family growing up and how he learned how to be a good, spouse, father and son. What also struck him was how Mitt Romney would set aside one Saturday a month and volunteer with his sons. "He understood what is important," said Romney, who currently lives in Northville. "It is family. It is charity. And wouldn't it be great …
Monday, February 20, 2012
The Eastside Republicans are hosting a talk by U.S. Senate Candidate Randy Hekman, who will speak at the Grosse Pointe War Memorial Tuesday Feb. 21.
Monday, February 20, 2012
Republican U.S. Senate candidate Randy Hekman will speak to the Eastside Republican Club at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 21 at the Grosse Pointe War Memorial. The event is open to the public. “As good citizens and voters, members of our club want to hear from some of the leading candidates in the Senate race,” said club chairman Jenny Nolan. “We’re interested in hearing Mr. Hekman share his passion for serving his country.” Hekman, former Kent County prosecutor and juvenile court judge, will present his candidacy and answer questions from the audience. A Navy veteran and a Republican, Hekman announced in early 2011 his intention to run for the United States Senate seat currently held by Senator Debbie Stabenow. Hekman graduated in 1969 from the…
Monday, July 18, 2011
Michigan House Rep. Tim Bledsoe and Grosse Pointe political leaders signed a joint letter opposing the split district for the Pointes–a map that is awaiting the governor's signature after being redrawn.
In addition to the letters submitted by residents, a joint letter opposing the split districts called for in redrawn representation maps will be given to Gov. Rick Snyder. The letter, signed by Rep. Tim Bledsoe, Chair of the Eastside Republican Club Jenny Nolan and President of the Grosse Pointe Democratic Club Gary Bresnehan, requests Snyder to veto the bill and require a new map be determined without splitting up the Grosse Pointes and Harper Woods. Every 10 years, districts are redrawn in an effort to ensure equal representation based on U.S. Census figures. The new map calls for Grosse Pointe Woods, Grosse Pointe Shores and Harper Woods to be combined with a significant portion of Detroit in one district and the Farms, City and Park …