Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Rep. Mike Rogers is a front-runner for the GOP nomination to the senate seat that is being vacated by Carl Levin.
U.S. Rep. Mike Rogers, the Republican who represents Orion Township and Oakland Township, is a front-runner for the GOP nomination to the state's next U.S. Senate race, according to a poll released Tuesday. On Saturday, Rogers said he was considering a run for the Senate seat that Democrat Carl Levin recently announced that he would vacate in 2014. "I am giving the Senate race serious consideration," Rogers told the Detroit Free Press. Rogers has served since 2001 as the representative for Michigan's 8th District, which includes Orion and Oakland Townships following last year's Congressional redistricting. He also serves as the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee and is a former FBI agent. In the automated survey of 1,170 likely …
Monday, November 12, 2012
The Oakland County executive proved he's a stand-up guy during an Election Night appearance in Royal Oak.
As Democrats celebrated election victories Tuesday in Michigan and across the country, the mood at the Emagine Royal Oak theater complex, where more than 200 Oakland County Republicans gathered, was a mixed bag. That is, until L. Brooks Patterson, 73, changed the energy of room. “He gave some remarks and then he told us he had a surprise for us – and then he stood up on his own,” said former Royal Oak Mayor Dennis Cowan. “Everyone burst into applause.” Patterson, elected to his sixth term as Oakland County Executive on Nov. 6, was injured in a crash in August that left him hospitalized at McLaren Oakland Hospital in Pontiac for five weeks after suffering almost a dozen broken bones. He returned to work in October using a wheelchair and …
Saturday, November 10, 2012
The Farmington Hills resident, who won Nov. 6 over incumbent John McCullough by a slim margin, plans to battle fracking and expand regional cooperation.
In a finish that may have surprised even the candidate himself, Oakland County Commissioner Jim Nash (D-15th District) won a tight race Tuesday to become the county's Water Resources Commissioner. Nash, who was redistricted out of his seat, beat out 12-year incumbent Republican John McCulloch by less than 1 percentage point, or about 2,700 of the more than 581,000 votes cast. What does a Water Resources Commissioner do? "The responsibilities are just about anything you can think of with water in Oakland County," Nash said. "We're in charge of all the water once it crosses Eight Mile ... except municipal (systems)." That means keeping track of lake levels, monitoring agricultural drains, dealing with water issues on construction sites, …
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Unions were disappointed. Canadians were thrilled. All in all, reactions were varied as Michigan voters shot down all six statewide ballot proposals.
Unions were disappointed. Canadians were thrilled. All in all, reactions were varied as Michigan voters shot down all six statewide ballot proposals. (See all statewide election results here.) The six state proposals on the Nov. 6 ballot in Michigan were: How did you vote on these proposals?
Oakland Township results are complete.
Voters in Oakland Township and Orion Township didn't find many contested local races, but chose many county, state and national races. For more election coverage, including results for the U.S. Congressional races, follow our results for the Michigan races and Oakland County. Connect with Oakland Township-Lake Orion Patch on Facebook and Twitter. LIVE 2012 OAKLAND TOWNSHIP ELECTION RESULTS These are unofficial results according to the Oakland County Clerk. Daniel W. Sargent, Democrat LIVE 2012 ORION TOWNSHIP ELECTION RESULTS These will be updated after the polls close at 8 p.m