Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Incumbent Greg Baroni (R) will continue his role as White Lake Supervisor.
The results are in, and while unofficial, residents in White Lake have decided to retain Greg Baroni as White Lake Township Supervisor. With 12 of 12 precincts reporting in White Lake, incumbent Greg Baroni (R) garnered 60.32 percent of the vote, while challenger Michael Smith (D) earned 39.28 percent of the vote. For more election results check out: The following are the unofficial results of the local races in White Lake:
Monday, November 5, 2012
Find all your candidate profiles and ballot proposal information for White Lake and Highland here.
Candidates for Highland Township offices, White Lake Township Offices and state and national offices will battle it out at the polls during the Nov. 6 general election. White Lake-Highland Patch has compiled background information on the candidates for all local races, which can be found here: For the most up-to-date election coverage, sign up for the White Lake-Highland Patch newsletter. Click to get signed up!
Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 6 for the general election. White Lake and Highland voters can see their ballots and find their voting location before they hit the polls.
Looking for your ballot before you hit the polls in White Lake and Highland? Publius has it online. In its 16th year, Publius.org is a nonprofit, one-stop online voter education guide. “We designed it for voters who want to make sure there are no surprises at the polling booth” said Vince Keenan, creator and executive director of Publius.org. “Publius helps you familiarize yourself with the ballot before you hit the polls.” Also, if complicated redistricting has you confused, the site offers a 2012 district-mapping function with updated districts so you can easily check the boundaries of your U.S. congressional, state senate and house seats. Michigan voters can find: Publius.org is hosted at Wayne State University and is a non-partisan, …
Thursday, October 25, 2012
Who will lead White Lake Township for the next for years? Will it be republican candidate, and incumbent, Greg Baron, or democrat Michael Smith?
There are two candidates for White Lake Township Supervisor in the Nov. 6 election. Republican incumbent Greg Baroni and Democrat Michael Smith are running for the office. Attached to this article is a PDF copy of the voter guide for White Lake Township Supervisor 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. For more information, check out the following Q&A's: To become a member of the League of Women Voters, click here. To contribute to the League of…
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
Two write-in candidates for the White Lake Library Board introduce themselves.
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
Dear White Lake Residents, Pam Collins and I are write-in candidates for the White Lake Library Board. We both are retired teachers and have lived in White Lake for a number of years. Our White Lake Township Library is a great asset to our community and we want to help continue that trend. We would appreciate your support. Please write in the right candidates: Pam Collins and Beverly Orndorf. Thank you, Beverly Orndorf The viewpoints in this letter are those of the writer, and Patch is not responsible for any ideas portrayed as facts. For questions and clarifications, please leave a comment below or contact editor Brooke Tajer at firstname.lastname@example.org or 248-534-7203.
Thursday, August 9, 2012
In a letter to the editor, White Lake Police Chief Ed Harris thanks the voters for their support.
Thursday, August 9, 2012
TO THE VOTERS OF WHITE LAKE TOWNSHIP: Tuesday the voters in White Lake overwhelmingly renewed millages to maintain their own Police, Fire and Dispatch services. This showing of support does not go unnoticed by those of us who provide said services and your support is truly appreciated. It should also be noted that in the thirty-one years that I have been with your police department, you, the voters, have continually supported your local public safety agencies. We offer our sincerest gratitude and will continue to provide the best services possible. Thank You Edward Harris Chief of Police White Lake Township Police “Serving with Pride For over 50 Years” The viewpoints in this letter are those of the writer, and Patch is not responsible for …
Wednesday, August 8, 2012
Current Rep. Eileen Kowall (R-White Lake) will take on challenger Tom Crawford (D) in November.
In a battle for the 44th House seat, incumbent state Rep. Eileen Kowall (R-White Lake) will likely take on democratic opponent Tom Crawford in the November general election. The 44th District covers the communities of White Lake, Highland, Milford, Waterford and Springfield Township. Kowall was uncontested in the primary and unofficially received 10,776 votes, or 99 percent, with 41 of 41 precincts reporting. Crawford beat challenger Mark Venie with 65 percent of the vote, or 2,025 votes. With 41 of 41 precincts reporting, Venie received 1,072 votes.
The additional police millage request in Highland and the public safety renewal and fire renewal both passed with overwhelming support.
Voters in White Lake and Highland spoke with their votes at the polls Tuesday and residents in both communities supported their public safety departments. In Highland, the additional police millage request was approved by 66.51 percent of the voters with eight of eight precincts reporting. Residents who own a home with a taxable valuable of $100,000 will pay $75 over two years for the Highland police millage. In White Lake, the public safety millage renewal request (which includes money for the police department) passed with 66.97 percent of voters voting yes. Residents who own a home with a taxable valuable of $100,000 will pay $100 over ten years for the public safety millage. The fire department in White Lake was also shown some love as…
Rick Hamill and Doug Bourgeois will face off in November for the Highland Supervisor seat. In White Lake Greg Baroni and Michael Smith will fight to be White Lake Supervisor.
The results are in, and while unofficial, residents in White Lake and Highland are expected to welcome new board members and elected officials. In Highland, because there was no democratic challenger, both Mary McDonell and Judy Cooper have won the seats as the clerk and treasurer, respectively, for the next 4 years. For the top seat in Highland, Rick Hamill (R) and Doug Bourgeois (D) will run against each other for the supervisor position in November. With 12 of 12 precincts reporting in White Lake, incumbent Greg Baroni (R) and Michael Smith (D) will battle for the White Lake Supervisor position in November. With no democratic challengers, incumbent Terry Lilley (R) and newcomer Mike Roman (R) won their seats as clerk and treasurer …
Tuesday, August 7, 2012
There has been a steady stream of voters to the polls in White Lake and Highland according to the Clerk's office in each community. Today's turn out is expected to be average, or just above average, for an August primary.
Update - 2 p.m.: In Highland the voter turnout has been slow but steady, according to Highland Clerk Mary McDonell. "It's pretty average for a primary," she said. "We’re at around 170 voters per precinct at the precincts near the Township." Highland issued 1630 absent voter ballots of which approximately 1500 have been turned in. "We have 14,616 registered voters in Highland, " McDonell said. "I think the turnout may be slightly higher than other local primaries because of the number of candidates and the police millage on the ballot." 1 p.m.: With more than 23,000 voters registered in White Lake for today's election, Election Specialist Ashley Amburgy said she anticipates an average voter turnout for White Lake. "If I had to guess, I …