Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Five of the six statewide ballot proposals were defeated, according to early results.
Voters throughout Michigan chose Barack Obama over Mitt Romney for president, according to early results, and voted no on at least five of the six state proposals. Michiganders also chose incumbent Democrat Debbie Stabenow over Republican challenger Pete Hoekstra for Senate, according to early results. Voter turnout was reported to be high across the state. In 2008, 66.2 percent of Michigan's registered voters cast ballots, the highest number since 1968 when voter turnout was 66.8 percent. On Tuesday, many precincts were still taking ballots well after 8 p.m. to accommodate voters. 1:32 AM: U.S. Rep. John Dingell claimed victory and a record-breaking 30th term in Congress. 12:46 AM: Results are trickling in. Dexter Patch reports Gretchen …
Monday, November 5, 2012
A list of voting precincts for each of the five cities of the Grosse Pointes
Below are the locations of the voting precincts for each of the Grosse Pointe cities. Grosse Pointe Woods: Below is a listing of our current polling locations: FOR YOUR POLLING LOCATION: Grosse Pointe Shores: Grosse Pointe Shores voters vote at the following locations: Voting Poll Hours for all Elections: 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. FOR YOUR POLLING LOCATION: Grosse Pointe Farms: Polls open at 7 a.m. and close at 8 p.m. Electors must vote at their designated precinct location. Precinct 1 Grosse Pointe South High School, 11 Grosse Pointe Blvd. Precinct 2 Richard Elementary School, 176 McKinley Road Precinct 3 City Hall - Fire Station, 90 Kerby Road Precinct 4 Kerby School, 285 Kerby Road Precinct 5 Brownell Middle School, 260 …
Sunday, November 4, 2012
On Nov. 6, Michigan voters will face yes or no vote on six statewide proposals ranging from a new bridge to Canada to the emergency manager law.
Friday, November 2, 2012
Brian Banks, candidate for Michigan's House 1st District, could face new criminal charges for check fraud
State House candidate Brian Banks may have bigger concerns than getting elected next Tuesday to represent Michigan's 1st District. This past week Banks, 35, was evicted from the second of two homes he leased in Harper Woods and on Wednesday a judgment for $3751 was levied against him after checks he wrote to his landlord bounced. Ira Auslander, attorney for Dan Sylvester, who is the owner of the home Banks rented for his campaign headquarters on Fleetwood Dr., said his client is keeping all his options open—including filing criminal charges. According to MCL 750.131, if Banks knowingly wrote a bad check over $500, he could be charged with a 2-year felony. “That’s an option we have and we’re considering all our options,” Auslander said …
Thursday, October 18, 2012
Proposal 4 would also affirm limited collective bargaining rights for about 42,000 home health care workers.
Michigan's Proposal 4 on the Nov. 6 ballot pertains to home health care and the collective bargaining rights for thousands of workers. The proposal calls for the establishment of a "Michigan Quality Home Care Council" in the state constitution and would affirm limited collective bargaining rights for about 42,000 home health care workers. Those workers are hired and fired by the elderly or disabled participants of the Medicaid-funded Home Help Services Program, and are paid by the Michigan Department of Community Health, the Michigan Citizens Research Council states. The council would be the so-called public employer of home health care aides while the participants of the Home Health Care program would still have the right to choose, hire…
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
Barack Obama and Mitt Romney debated for the second time Tuesday night. How do you think they did? Let us know by voting in the poll and leaving a comment.
The third of four debates heading up to the Nov. 6 presidential election was held Tuesday night, broadcast live from Hofstra University. In their second meeting of campaign season, President Barack Obama and Republican contender Gov. Mitt Romney went head to head on issues of foreign and domestic policy in a town hall format. Who do you think won the debate? Weigh in on our poll alongside other Michigan Patch readers, and tell us in the comments why you think Obama or Romney came out on top. There is one remaining presidential and vice-presidential debates are set for the following dates: There were two prior presidential and vice presidential debates.
Here are details on the next debate between incumbent Barack Obama and Gov. Mitt Romney.
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
The second presidential debate between President Barack Obama and Gov. Mitt Romney is scheduled for 9 p.m. Tuesday. The debate will be run in a town meeting format, with topics including domestic and foreign policy. Check below for more information on the debate and the remaining debates leading up to Election Day. AOL will provide a live stream of the debate. TV channels broadcasting live: ABC, NBC, FOX, CBS, CNN, Fox News, MSNBC and more, including CNN Espanol. Live streaming online: YouTube's Election Hub, AOL. Debate watch parties: Team Obama will hold a watch party in Grosse Pointe Park; Team Romney will meet at Dearborn headquarters at 22707 Michigan Ave. Below is more detailed information on Tuesday night's debate, as well as the …
Monday, October 15, 2012
Libertarian write-in candidate Zachary Zichi is ineligible to run for state legislature as he is under the 21-years-of-age requirement.
Zachary Zichi, the Libertarian write-in candidate for Michigan's 1st District seat to the state House of Representatives, has said he will withdraw his candidacy on Monday after learning that he is too young to run for state office. Zichi was a late add to the November race, only filing his candidacy papers in late September. A lifelong resident of Harper Woods and city parks employee, Zichi is a 19-year-old college student who took the fall term off to campaign for the House of Representatives seat. The Michigan Constitution requires that all candidates must reside in Michigan for at least six months, meet the requirements of local residence and be at least 21 years of age. On Friday, Patch contacted Zichi about the age requirement. In…
Judy Gafa is a candidate for the Grosse Pointe Board of Education.
Monday, October 15, 2012
Name : Ms. Judy Gafa Date of birth : 28 August 1961 Place of residence : Grosse Pointe Woods Attended college : Yes College : Madonna University Degree : Bachelor Science in Nursing with a Minor in Natural Science Year of graduation : 1995 Job titles held : NA Employers : Sunrise Senior Living Party affiliation : Independent Running for a: Local office Running for position: Trustee Board of Education Chamber/district: Incumbent: Yes First elected: 04 November 2008 Previous elective offices : Trustee Grosse Pointe Board of Education Unsuccessful bids for elective offices : none Website : judygafaschoolboardtrustee.com Facebook : Judy Gafa Grosse Pointe School Board Trustee I am dedicated to maintaining and improving the education of our …
William Karl Broman is a candidate for the Grosse Pointe Board of Education.
Monday, October 15, 2012
Name : Mr. William Karl Broman Also known as : William Date of birth : 18 July 1992 Place of residence : Grosse Pointe Woods Attended college : Yes College : George Washington University Degree : Biomedical Engineering Year of graduation : Expected Spring 2014 Job titles held : Press Operator, Sailing Coach, Web Developer Employers : TransNav Technologies, Grosse Pointe Yacht Club, Broman Foretag, Inc. Party affiliation : Other Party affiliation : Nonpartisan Running for a: Local office Running for position: Schoolboard Chamber/district: Grosse Pointe Incumbent: No Previous elective offices : N/A Unsuccessful bids for elective offices : N/A Website : williambroman.com Twitter : www.twitter.com/bromanw Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/…