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Election Guide: Oakland County Sheriff

Democrat Jane Felice Boudreau and Republican Michael J. Bouchard—are running for the Oakland County Sheriff. The voter guide is provided by the League of Women Voters, a nonpartisan political organization.

There are two candidates for Oakland County Sheriff in the Nov. 6 election.

Republican Michael J. Bouchard and Democrat Jane Felice Boudreau are running for the office.

Attached to this article is a PDF copy of the voter guide for the Oakland County Sheriff provided by the League of Women Voters.

The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan political organization encouraging the informed and active participation of citizens in government. The League never supports or opposes a candidate or political party. It influences public policy through education and advocacy, according to its website.

To become a member of the League of Women Voters, click here.

To contribute to the League of Women Voters, click here.

Stan kowalski October 30, 2012 at 04:37 AM
Bouchard has been outstanding as sheriff of Oakland County. Why would we need an inexperienced fool to take his place. There is a wave of violence coming, does she really think she can surf? The Oakland County Sheriffs Office is very well respected throughout the law enforcement community. Why upset the apple cart. Sincerely, Retired Federal Agent.
Laura Vogel October 30, 2012 at 01:33 PM
The "LEINS" is the "law enforcement information network" solely accessible and solely usable for law enforcement personnel in the course of their official duties. Just "snooping around" in LEINS out of morbid curiosity is a violation of the law. So I am hopeful that "Mike" isn't referring to this, or Mike him(her?)self is breaking the law. As to whether Ms. Boudreau personally has any tax issues, I can assure you that none of that is publicly snoopable to the extent "Mike" infers. So it would seem Mike either is misusing private information that he(she?) has come to know through e.g. a position as a purported trusted person, or else "Mike" has a personal ax to grind against Ms. Boudreau and is making allegations that are completely unverifiable by anyone who reads this article or the comments. Shame on you, "Mike". If you don't like Ms. Boudreau, just say so. But don't make up things that are supposedly fact that you cannot at all back up. That's called slander.
Jamie November 04, 2012 at 10:05 AM
Bouchard represents a money pit to the tax payer. He is often not working as Sheriff, but running for other elected positions and sitting on several committees that have nothing to do with being Sheriff in Oakland Co. He has a department that is rampant with misconduct and he has been behind many costly, unnecessary and significantly damaging paramitary attacks on several of our own INNOCENT citizens. He needs to go. I think Jane Boudreau would be a refreshing change, but anything other the status quo- VOTE BOUCHARD OUT!
Shelly M Rossmoore November 06, 2012 at 08:49 PM
We need a change in our law enforecment community, especially inthe Oakland County jails. 'Jail overcrowding, early release of criminals and cutting criminal recovery programs are tough issues that must be resolved with little impact to taxpayers. I will work with the County Commission to create a review board to determine solutions for jail overcrowding, recidivism and rehabilitation programs.' Vote for JANE - We need a change!!
Mark Itall November 07, 2012 at 12:18 AM
Hey Laura, you didn't address Boudreau being fired by 2 police agencies. Pretty big downer for a candidate for Sheriff. On the other hand it looks like she has a lot of personal experience with the law - mostly bad, but experience.

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