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Where Up is Down and We All Take a Ride on the Merry-go-round

2015 was a depressing yet hopeful year politically. Depressing, because it further emphasized the economic disparity throughout America that is ripping our country apart at the seams through the polarization of extremes on both sides of the spectrum, which in the process has squeezed out rationality. Hopeful, because on several fronts of the local, national, and statewide landscape, people were looking outside the mainstream for ways to fix the system.

17th December, 2015 | 0 Comments

The feature race on Bay City ballots this November is for the Office of Mayor. Chris Shannon, the current Mayor, is subject to term limits and will be leaving office after the election.

15th October, 2015 | 0 Comments

Don Tilley is one of the more familiar faces among public servants in Bay County. Most will know him as a veteran member of the Bay County Board of Commissioners, representing primarily the East Side of Bay City. Others simply know him as Mr. Tilley, sociology and economics teacher at Bay City Central High School.

21st May, 2015 | 0 Comments

I’ve run for office a couple times. I lost. Bad. Really bad. I have publicly attributed these loses to the fact that I ran under the banner of a Third Party, but privately I know that I am simply unelectable. Despite my inability to gather many votes, in each case the election process had very positive effects on me. I got to air my opinions in public forums and genuinely felt that my concerns were now part of the public debate.

05th February, 2015 | 0 Comments

The election of Michigan’s Supreme Court is truly an oddity.  Every two years prospective candidates vie for a seat on Michigan’s court of last resort.  This year, two of the seven seats are up for vote, with one spot to serve for a full 8-year term and the second to fill the remaining two years of the term that was vacated in 2013, when then Justice Diane Hathaway was convicted of real estate fraud.

30th October, 2014 | 0 Comments

In each election cycle you are very apt to hear the term “voter apathy,” referring to the lack of interest that the voting public has in the election process.  It leads to low turnouts and – in many instances – disgust in the results by people who did not bother to vote.

30th October, 2014 | 0 Comments

Dan Kildee has served as Congressman from the 5th District, which spans much of the Saginaw Bay including the eastern portion of Saginaw county and Genesee county and was born and raised in Flint.

30th October, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Saginaw Probate Court Judicial Race

One of the most contested races regionally in the 2014 campaign has been the bid for Saginaw County Probate Judge, which largely handles matters involving juveniles and minor children. The seat is being vacated by the retirement of the Honorable Faye M.

30th October, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Saginaw Probate Court Judicial Race

One of the most contested races with a broad field of candidates in the upcoming August 5th Primary election involves the race for Judge of the Juvenile Court, more formally known as Probate Court, which is being vacated by the Honorable Faye M.

24th July, 2014 | 0 Comments

Of all the key primary races in the August 5th election one of the most important contests is happening in the 32nd State Senate race that pits Democratic candidates Garnet Lewis against incumbent State Representative Stacy Erwin Oakes, whom is abandoning her seat to further advance her career in the legislature.

19th June, 2014 | 0 Comments

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