Township officials run for state rep

Three candidates are running for the Republican nomination for 43rd District state representative, a two-year term – Jose Aliaga, Anthony Bartolotta, and Andrea Schroeder. Jose Aliaga, 41, is a small business owner who has lived in Independence Township for 18 years. Currently serving as an Independence Township trustee, he is running to help his community […]

City seats up for vote in November

Update — The City extended the petition deadline for mayor and city council to Tuesday, Aug. 7, at 4 p.m. Along with the mayoral position, there are three, two-year council positions and a one-year council position up for election in November. City Council member Eric Haven’s resignation on July 20 to run for mayor in […]

Talk of speed bumps on Holcomb

City Council is looking into speed humps or bumps on Holcomb Road to slow traffic through town. “It’s essentially a residential neighborhood – it’s time we put the safety of residents at the forefront here,” said Council member Jason Kneisc, who lives on Holcomb Road. “RCOC (Road Commission for Oakland County) isn’t interested in our […]

Democrat unopposed for state house nomination

Nicole Breadon, 46, is running unopposed for the Democratic nomination for the 43rd District, Michigan House of Representatives. Breadon is a community organizer living in the Clarkston area from 1974-1990 and 2007-present, 27 years total. “I graduated from Clarkston High School in 1990 when Michigan was one of the top 10 states in the country […]

Businessman challenges Bishop

Lokesh Kumar of Lansing, 54, an automotive manufacturing business owner living 18 years in district, is running for the U.S. House of Representatives District 8 to protect our values, he said. “This race is about ordinary Americans taking a stand against career politicians who do nothing for us,” Kumar said. “People want a federal government […]

Four vie for Republican bid for 12th District state senator

Two sitting state representative and two challengers are running for the Republican nomination for state senator, 12th District, a four-year term, in the Aug. 7 primary. Mike McCready of Bloomfield Township, 57, has lived in the greater Bloomfield area most of his life, serving as 40th District state representative, Bloomfield Hills City Commission member, and […]

Democrat hopefuls look to ride blue wave to victory

Two candidates hope to face off against incumbent Congressman Mike Bishop in November, but first, one must emerge with the Democratic nomination in the Aug. 7 primary. Elissa Slotkin of Holly, 42, is a former acting assistant secretary of defense who grew up in Oakland County and spent her early life on the family farm […]

Candidates unopposed for state senate nominations

Libertarian Jeff Pittel and Democrat Rosemary Bayer are running unopposed for their party nominations for District 12, Michigan Senate, in the Aug. 7 primary. Jeff Pittel of Bloomfield Hills, 54, is a product design engineer who has lived in the district for one year, 30 years in Oakland County. “I am running to provide voters […]

Haven to run for mayor

Clarkston City Council accepted the resignation of Council member Eric Haven, Monday night. Haven resigned his seat, which included the position of mayor pro tem, in order to run for mayor, he said. He was also the council representative on the Planning Commission. The council voted unanimously to appoint Council member Susan Wylie the new […]