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Oakland County political gossip

March 24, 2020

Is former state Sen. Mike Kowall (R-White Lake) still looking for his final act? Word around both Oakland County and Lansing is that he’s getting his ducks lined up to run in the Republican primary for Oakland County Water Resources Commissioner. If he does run, Kowall will...

March 24, 2020

Now that the general operating millage has passed in Bloomfield Township, Bloomfield Township police officer Tom Smyly is considering his next job. Like becoming township clerk in 2020 after incumbent clerk Jan Roncelli calls it a career and retires after 16 years in Novemb...

March 24, 2020

Speaking of Oakland County, tight-lipped Republicans are whispering they’re having a helluva lot of trouble finding candidates to run against Democrats on the ballot, from county executive on down. Other than Republican state Sen. Ruth Johnson (R-Holly), who is still toying...

March 24, 2020

The Michigan Democratic Party filed yet another Federal Election Commission (FEC) complaint on March 3 against a dark money group supporting Republican U.S. Senate candidate John James, Better Future Michigan, whose alleged illegal coordination may be worse than it first app...

March 24, 2020

If suing for breach of contract it would probably make sense to attach said contract in the complaint, right? It appears the political consulting firm, Winning Strategies – who is suing Oakland County Probate Judge Kathleen Ryan over allegations she failed to pay the politic...

March 10, 2020

Democrat Barb Anness of Rochester Hills, who is running to replace state Rep. Michael Webber (R-Rochester, Rochester Hills, Oakland Township) and is a current Rochester Community Schools board member, reported the biggest financial haul of the four candidates – three Democra...

March 10, 2020

Republican Michael Goetz of Lake Orion, a 20-year veteran prosecutor who has served in the Oakland prosecutor's office, the Michigan Attorney General's office and as an investigator for the Supreme Court Attorney Grievance Commission, withdrew in early January as a c...

March 10, 2020

Birmingham resident Kelly Dillaha (D), who filed last fall to take on Birmingham Republican Chuck Moss for the 12th county commission seat now held by Shelley Goodman Taub (R-Bloomfield Township), has a primary opponent. William Gage of Bloomfield Township filed on February...

March 10, 2020

We missed this one in recent weeks when we noted that Democrat and law enforcement veteran Barnett Jones of Lake Orion had announced his run for county sheriff against Republican incumbent Mike Bouchard. Jones will be facing fellow Democrat Randy Maloney of Waterford in the...

March 10, 2020

Speaking of Mike Bouchard, in late February the five-term Oakland County Sheriff was appointed to a new national working group on 'Respect for Law Enforcement and the Rule of Law' as part of the Presidential Commission on Law Enforcement and the Administration of Jus...

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