Monday, August 6, 2012
Patch is giving voters a look at who's running in the Aug. 7 primary, happening Tuesday.
Birmingham's August primary happens tomorrow, and there's a lot of issues and candidates on the ballot. As you prepare to go to the polls tomorrow, Patch wants to help you get a final grasp on who's running, what they stand for and what issues are on the table. Birmingham will be voting for the Republican and Democratic candidate who will run for the soon-to-be empty seat in the Michigan House of Representatives in the 40th District. The 40th District is made up of Birmingham, Bloomfield Hills, Bloomfield Township and parts of West Bloomfield. Currently, the district is represented by Birmingham resident Chuck Moss (R-Birmingham), who has to step down at the end of the year due to term limits. Running on the Republican ticket are four area…
Friday, August 3, 2012
Four Republicans and one Democrat are vying for a spot on the November ballot in the race for state representative in the 40th District. We took a look at how much money they've raised, and how they're spending it.
The Aug. 7 primary is fast approaching and in Birmingham, you can't drive far without seeing a campaign sign for one of the many candidates vying for a spot in the Michigan House of Representatives in the 40th District. Running for the spot are four area Republicans and they've been busy raising (and spending) money ahead of the primary as they fight to see who will face Democrat Dorian Coston in the November general election. On the Republican ticket next week will be: County Commissioner and Bloomfield Township resident Dave Potts; Birmingham School Board member Robert Lawrence; Bloomfield Hills Mayor Pro Tem Mike McCready; and West Bloomfield attorney David Wolkinson. In total, the four Republican candidates have raised $273,887.76 in …
Friday, July 27, 2012
During the countdown to the Aug. 7 primary, Patch is bringing you profiles of the candidates running for local office.
The Aug. 7 primary election is drawing closer every day, but how much do you really know about the names on the ballot? Patch is interviewing candidates running in the Aug. 7 primary, including the four candidates vying to be on the Republican ticket for the 40th District's seat in the Michigan House of Representatives. The seat is currently filled by Rep. Chuck Moss (R-Birmingham), who is unable to run for re-election due to term limits (though Moss is looking to run for Sen. John Pappageorge's seat in 2014). After redistricting, the 40th district will be composed of Birmingham, Bloomfield Hills, Bloomfield Township, and a portion of West Bloomfield. Running for the spot are Birmingham Board of Education's Robert Lawrence, West Bloomfield…
Wednesday, July 25, 2012
The four Republicans and one Democrat running for the Michigan House of Representatives in the 40th District met for a meet-the-candidates forum hosted by the League of Women Voters.
Education, Michigan's personal property tax and job creation were among the topics discussed Tuesday night at a candidate forum for those running for the Michigan House of Representatives in the 40th District. The forum was hosted by the League of Women Voters at Birmingham's Baldwin Public Library and featured all five candidates, including the four candidates running for the Republican nomination and one Democrat. All five names will be on the ballot during the Aug. 7 primary. Running for the State House in the 40th District are Republicans Robert Lawrence, David Potts, Mike McCready and David Wolkinson as well as Democrat Dorian Coston. All five are looking to replace outgoing State Rep. Chuck Moss (R-Birmingham), who has to vacate his …
Monday, July 16, 2012
Former Bloomfield Township supervisor says McCready is a 'keen listener who is able to bridge differences of opinion and find workable common sense solutions.'
Monday, July 16, 2012
This letter was received by Birmingham Patch Editor Laura Houser. This year the residents of the 40th District for the State House of Representatives are fortunate to have a very qualified group of candidates to choose from. I am writing to endorse Mike McCready, who I believe is the best candidate to serve the people of our district. As the former Supervisor of Bloomfield Township, I had the privilege of working with Mike as Commissioner for the City of Bloomfield Hills on many issues of importance between our communities. I have always been impressed with his dedication to his constituents and his ability to use his vast business success to the betterment of local governance. He is a keen listener who is able to bridge differences of …
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
Mike McCready, a Seaholm High School graduate and principal at Birmingham's McCready and Associates, formally announced bid to replace term-limited Chuck Moss Wednesday.
The race for the Republican Party candidate to represent Birmingham in the State House of Representatives just got a little more crowded. Bloomfield Hills City Commissioner Mike McCready formally announced his bid for the 40th District in Lansing next fall on Wednesday afternoon. The 40th District is composed of Birmingham, Bloomfield Hills, Bloomfield Township, Keego Harbor, Sylvan Lake and Orchard Lake Village. Current Rep. Chuck Moss, (R-Birmingham), is term limited and is expected to run for state State Senate in 2014. Oakland County Commissioner David Potts, and Birmingham Board of Education member Robert Lawrence announced their candidacies for the house seat earlier this year, while West Bloomfield attorney David Wolkinson declared …