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 …
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 …
Tuesday, July 24, 2012
Four Republicans and one Democrat will meet tonight for a forum hosted by the League of Women Voters.
Candidates running for the 40th seat in the Michigan House of Representatives will meet in Birmingham tonight for a special forum hosted by the Oakland County League of Women Voters. The forum begins at 7 p.m. at Baldwin Public Library and will be hosted by Judy Bateman. The candidate pool for the house seat is a crowded one, as four Republicans and one Democrat look to replace outgoing Rep. Chuck Moss (R-Birmingham), who has to step down this year due to term limits. All five candidates are looking for a chance to represent Michigan's 40th District, which, after redistricting, is composed of Birmingham, Bloomfield Hills, Bloomfield Township, and a portion of West Bloomfield. All month long, Patch has been speaking with the prospective …
Tuesday, July 17, 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 five candidates 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 this year 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 on the Republican ticket are Birmingham Board of Education's Robert Lawrence and longtime …
Friday, June 15, 2012
Check out the candidates, incumbents and issues that will be affecting Birmingham and Oakland County.
As we look ahead to November’s elections, Birmingham Patch is devoted to bring you the information you need about every race in town. Here are five races and local candidates that we know you're already talking about: Birmingham School Board elections: Two spots on the Birmingham Board of Education will be coming up this November, with trustees Geri Rinschler's and Michael Fenberg's four-year terms coming to a close in 2012. No petitions for re-election have yet been filed, nor have any challengers stepped forward. L. Brooks Patterson: Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson is seeking his sixth term in county office this November. The 73-year-old Republican will face Huntington Woods businessman and Democrat Kevin Howley. There are …
Tuesday, March 6, 2012
Two rivals and editorial question County Commissioner Potts' co-hosting role.
The first campaign issue has flared in a three-way Republican primary campaign for the 40th State House District seat. Robert Lawrence and David Wolkinson say it's improper for their rival, David Potts, to continue as co-host of a local cable TV public affairs show. Potts and state Rep. Chuck Moss host Eye on Oakland, a half-hour studio discussion that airs two to four times a month on Bloomfield Community Television. They and guests discuss issues such as the state budget, education, road maintenance, Michigan's gasoline tax and economic development. "The show focuses on political decisions and their impact on local and state-level constituents," notes Lawrence in an email response to questions from Patch. "Setting aside his co-hosting …
Wednesday, February 8, 2012
Republican Robert Lawrence will be running against County Commissioner Dave Potts in the August primary in his bid for Chuck Moss' seat in the State House.
The race for the 40th District seat in the Michigan House of Representatives just got more interesting. Robert Lawrence, a Birmingham resident and trustee on the Birmingham Board of Education, announced Wednesday his bid for 40th District's seat in the state House, now occupied by Rep. Chuck Moss (R-Birmingham). Lawrence, who will run as a Republican, will face County Commissioner Dave Potts (R-Birmingham) in the August primary as they vie for a spot on the Republican ticket. Due to term limits, Moss must give up his seat at the end of this year, leaving the race wide open for political challengers. The 40th District is composed of Birmingham, Bloomfield Hills, Bloomfield Township, Keego Harbor, Sylvan Lake and Orchard Lake Village. …
Monday, November 7, 2011
Three candidates are running for two spots on the Birmingham Board of Education.
The Nov. 8 election is upon us and on the ballot in Birmingham are two open spots on the Birmingham Board of Education. Wondering who the candidates are or what the issues are all about? Let Patch fill you in before you head to the ballot box. What the school board does: The Board of Education oversees and sets school policy, hires and works in partnership with the district superintendent and oversees the district's budget. Board members are elected for four-year terms. Open spots: There are two open spots this fall. Incumbents: Chris Conti and Robert Lawrence Challengers: John Connelly Who are the candidates? For more: Read up on how each candidate fared in a meet-the-candidate forum hosted by the League of Women Voters.
Wednesday, September 28, 2011
The Oakland County League of Women Voters hosted a voters forum Tuesday night at the district's administrative offices.
The three candidates for the Birmingham Board of Education faced off Tuesday night in a forum hosted by the Oakland County League of Women Voters. Jack Connelly, Robert Lawrence and Chris Conti answered questions from league members and forum moderator Judy Bateman. Connelly is challenging incumbents Lawrence and Conti, who are running for their third and second terms, respectively. (Make sure you check out each candidate’s profiles first on Patch.) So what did the candidates have to say on issues ranging from Schools of Choice to school safety? Patch was there to report on what’s important for those looking to lead Birmingham Public Schools in the years to come. What do you think of the state’s common core initiative? The Michigan State …