Friday, March 1, 2013
Multiple seats are up for election this year in New Baltimore.
Election time is months away, but several New Baltimore residents are already preparing for the race. The 2013 candidates will make it official when they submit files for candidacy by 4 p.m. May 14. But, some who are interested in running have pulled petitions this winter. According to the city, they are: (4 open seats) Although Christie announced plans to resign amid a heated council meeting earlier this week, he had not officially done so by Friday morning, according to the city. The primary election is Aug. 6 (if there are at least nine candidates for council) and the general election is Nov. 5. Check back with Patch for updates.
Wednesday, August 8, 2012
The millage passed Tuesday with 80.8 percent of votes in favor of its renewal.
Macomb County voters overwhelmingly approved a six-year renewal of the county veterans' millage Tuesday, passing the tax of 0.04 mills with 80.8 percent of the vote. This millage was first approved by Macomb County voters in 2008 and, with the renewal starting in 2013, will be levied until 2018. Expected to raise approximately $984,560 in its first year of renewal, this tax will fund financial aid and services for county veterans and provide support for the Macomb County Veterans’ Services Department and Veterans’ Affairs Commission.
Trustee candidates Jerry Alexie and Thomas Yaschen didn't receive enough votes in the Tuesday election to stay in the race.
Eight Chesterfield Township trustee candidates will move forward to the November general election. The four Republican candidates advancing are: David Joseph (23.3%), incumbent Brian Scott DeMuynck (22.2%), Henry Anderson (19.6%) and Cyndi Gagleard (19.2%). Thomas Yaschen didn't receive enough votes (15.7%) to stay in the race, according to unofficial Tuesday night election results. The four Democrat candidates moving forward are: incumbent Christine Bell (24.5%), Keith Nelson (20.3%), Tom Scott (19.6%) and John Grivas (19%). Incumbent Jerry Alexie, who was appointed to the position by the township board, did not receive enough votes (16.7%) to stay in the race, the results show.
Tuesday, August 7, 2012
Candidates Marvin Stepnak, a Republican, and Patrick Militello, a Democrat, won't advance to general election.
Chesterfield Township incumbent candidate for treasurer Linda Hartman and newcomer Kathy Elliott will advance to the November election. Hartman, a Democrat, received the most votes with 60.5 percent--or 1,476. Elliott, a Republican, followed with 55.9--or 1,371--with fellow Republican Marvin Stepnak earning 44.1 percent--or 1,081--and Democrat Patrick Militello getting 39.5 percent--or 962 votes, according to unofficial Tuesday night county election results with 100 percent of the precincts reporting. If re-elected, Hartman told Patch that she aims to "continue to enhance the use of technology and promote economic development and land-use planning, among others, to keep our community vibrant." Meanwhile, Elliott said, "I will make better …
The Detroit Institute of Arts millage passed in Macomb, Oakland and Wayne counties on Tuesday.
As of 10 a.m. Wednesday, anyone in the tri-county area can visit the Detroit Institute of Arts for free. The former admission fee has been tossed to the wind thanks to voters in Macomb, Oakland and Wayne counties passing the Arts Authority Millage, more commonly known as the DIA millage, on Tuesday. Tri-county voters approved a tax of 0.2 mills for the next 10 years to fund the arts authority. “We feel wonderful,” said Annmarie Erickson, the DIA’s chief operating officer. “We want to thank voters throughout the area with coming out for such a strong showing of support. We are so deeply appreciative of the work of our staff and volunteers and everyone who got behind this campaign and pushed it forward to a successful completion.” A Party …
Michele Ficht, who currently serves as trustee, received less votes than incumbent candidate Jan Uglis.
Chesterfield Township Clerk Jan Uglis, a Democrat, will advance to the general election against Republican candidate Cindy Berry. Uglis received 55.2 percent--or 1,399 votes--in the Tuesday primary election against fellow Democrat Michele Ficht with 100 percent of precincts reporting. Currently a township trustee, Ficht earned 1,136 votes, according to unofficial county election results. Berry was the sole candidate in her party in the primary, earning 2,107 votes, the results show. If re-elected, Uglis previously told Patch that she would like to see several things accomplished in the community. "During my term, I would like to see Sebille Manor (base housing) developed into a dog-friendly park at the Sugarbush entrance and a township …
Chuck Stadler defeated Jerome George Quinn to win the Democratic nomination. He will face incumbent Republican U.S. Rep. Candice Miller in the Nov. 6 general election.
Chuck Stadler defeated Jerome George Quinn in the Democratic District 10 congressional primary, winning 61 percent of the vote. He will challenge incumbent GOP U.S. Rep. Candice S. Miller for her House seat in November. Stadler received 8,051 votes to Quinn's 5,145 with all 142 precincts reporting. Miller, who ran uncontested for the Republican nomination, is currently serving her fifth term after being first elected to office in 2002. The District 10 House seat will be decided in the Nov. 6 general election. These results are unofficial until confirmed by the Macomb County clerk.
Nearly 56% of voters rejected the move to elect a charter commission to explore an overall revision.
A majority of New Baltimore voters turned down a charter commission proposal that could have eventually led to government reform. According to unofficial Tuesday night election results, 55.8 percent--or 956 voters--rejected the long-discussed and controversial ballot. The issue was supported by 758 voters. One-hundred percent of the precincts were reporting the figures. Mayor Larry Smith said he was pleased after results trickled in. "I think they pushed for a charter revision strictly because they wanted me out of office," Smith said of council members who favored the ballot proposal. If a charter commission was approved, several elected members could have eventually opted to change the charter. Among the major issues: The charter …
New Baltimore and Chesterfield Township voters are taking to the polls today.
Tuesday, August 7, 2012
The pool of Chesterfield Township elected officials will be narrowed down today while the controversial charter revision proposal goes before voters in New Baltimore. Polls opened at 7 a.m. and close at 8 p.m. Check back with Patch for election results as they're made available. Tell us in the comments' section below about your voting experience and what outcome you're hoping for. Catch up on our candidate profiles or learn more about the charter revision here.
The primary election is today.