Tuesday, April 30, 2013
"I'm very optimistic about our future, and there's a lot of things I want to continue working on," he says Tuesday.
Ferndale Mayor Dave Coulter announced Tuesday on Facebook that he plans to seek re-election in November. Coulter was appointed mayor in January 2011 after former mayor Craig Covey was elected to represent the 25th District on the Oakland County Commission, a seat Coulter had held. Coulter won the November mayoral election that year with nearly 85 percent of the vote. Readers on the Ferndale Patch Facebook page expressed enthusiasm about Coulter's re-election bid Tuesday. "I'm very optimistic about our future, and there's a lot of things I want to continue working on," Coulter said Tuesday. "Our parks need upgrades, Livernois needs attention, and there's more to do to attract businesses and job. And of course the budget isn't getting any …
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 …
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
The Democrat from Huntington Woods was elected Tuesday to represent the new 18th District.
Helaine Zack, who secured another term Tuesday on the Oakland County Board of Commissioners, is undaunted by serving as a member of the minority party. Zack, D-Huntington Woods, beat Steven Zimberg, R-Huntington Woods, to represent the new 18th District. She defeated Craig Covey of Ferndale in the August primary. Covey and Zack currently serve on the commission but, due to redistricting, were in competition to represent the 18th district, which includes Huntington Woods, Hazel Park, Oak Park, Royal Oak Township and Ferndale. "It's been a long election period for me because of the redistricting," Zack said Wednesday. She has served on the Finance and Human Resources Committees as a representative of the 22nd District, which includes …
Wednesday, June 20, 2012
The presidential candidate is in town for a private event hosted by Gov. Rick Snyder on Wednesday night.
A crowd of about 200 people gathered Wednesday afternoon outside the Troy Marriott hotel on Big Beaver Road to rally in protest of visiting Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney. Romney is in Troy for a private fundraiser hosted by Gov. Rick Snyder at the hotel. Protesters carried signs and waved at motorists along Big Beaver, many of whom were honking as they passed by. "We're here to support Barack Obama," said Jeff Klayo of Mt. Clemens, who attended the rally with two fellow UAW members. "He stands for the little guys... The working class." Liz Ratzloff of Ann Arbor attended the rally and wore the official "Pillamina" mascot costume for Planned Parenthood. "I'm here sporting Pillamina because Romney doesn't support low-cost …
Thursday, November 10, 2011
Eight presidential candidates talk jobs, housing, health care, taxes — and character.
Eight Republican presidential hopefuls took turns offering their thoughts on all aspects of the economy — and faith and trust — on the stage of a transformed O'rena on the campus of Oakland University on Wednesday night. In a nationally televised debate coordinated by the Michigan Republican Party, the university and CNBC, candidates Michele Bachmann, Herman Cain, Newt Gingrich, Jon Huntsman, Ron Paul, Rick Perry, Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum sparred on issues related to money, jobs, housing and taxes. One of them, Michigan GOP Chairman Bobby Schostak, said at the start of the two-hour debate, could likely be the "next leader of the free world." Outside the O'rena, about a hundred protesters gathered – far fewer than the thousands of …
Wednesday, November 9, 2011
Traffic picks up, 'Free Speech' zone fills up and audience for Republican presidential candidates face-off line up Wednesday.
Wednesday, November 9, 2011
The wind picked up and large, dark clouds covered the sky over the Rochester area Wednesday afternoon as the eight Republican candidates blew into town Wednesday afternoon and evening for their debate at Oakland University. As audience members lined up for their tickets to tonight's debate, demonstrators from the Occupy Wall Street/Detroit movement and others started to gather in the fenced off field designated as the "Free Speech" zone. Joe Michnuk and his daughter, Jacquie Pichet of Dearborn Heights, were among the first demonstrators to arrive. Pichet said she'd participated in the Occupy Wall Street and Occupy Detroit demonstrations and wanted to have her voice heard at OU, too. "We came here to take a stand against these candidates," …
Monday, October 10, 2011
Sherry Wells is running for Ferndale City Council.
Sherry Wells talks to Patch about how she will improve the city, if elected, and what she believes is Ferndale's biggest challenge moving forward. Election Day is Nov. 8.
Saturday, October 8, 2011
Ferndale resident is challenging Dave Coulter in his bid for the mayor's job.
Raymond Willis talks to Patch discussing how he will improve the city if elected, and what he believes is Ferndale's biggest challenge moving forward. Election Day is Nov. 8.
Thursday, October 6, 2011
Dan Martin is running for Ferndale City Council.
Dan Martin talks to Patch discussing how he will improve the city, if elected, and what he believes is Ferndale's biggest challenge moving forward. Election Day is Nov. 8.
Wednesday, October 5, 2011
David Coulter is running for mayor of Ferndale.
David Coulter talks to Patch discussing how he will improve the city, if he's elected, and what he believes is Ferndale's biggest challenge moving forward. Election Day is Nov. 8.