Rochester Hills Native Announces Bid for Rochester Hills City Council Member At-Large

Rochester Hills native Matthew Berard, 33, has announced his campaign for Rochester Hills City Council Member At-Large for the November 2 general election. Berard, raised in Rochester Hills and a product of Rochester Community Schools, lives in Rochester Hills with his wife Kelly, and two sons; Jack and Charlie. Matthew Berard and Family “I am running for City Council because I want to ensure that the City of Rochester Hills is a safe and prosperous place to live for our families for … [Read more...]

Rochester Hills City Councilman David Walker Announces Re-election Bid

On the heels of his first term as a Rochester Hills City Councilman, David Walker has announced he’s seeking re-election. “I’m a big fan of getting involved and volunteering in the community you live in and the Rochester Hills City Council is an elevated position to get that done,” Walker said. “I’m passionate about preserving the future of Rochester Hills and I also want to inspire others to serve.” Walker, who has lived in Rochester Hills for more than 30 years, is married to his … [Read more...]

City Council President Ryan Deel Announces Re-election Bid in Rochester Hills

Ryan Deel is announcing he’s seeking re-election to the Rochester Hills City Council The Deel Family In his first term on the council, the 45-year-old Deel – a resident of Rochester Hills since 2003, has, along with his city council colleagues, helped guide the city during the COVID-19 global pandemic. He worked to raise support for local small businesses through initiatives such as Restaurant BINGO and Retail Therapy, in which he and several other city council members funded gift cards … [Read more...]

Election Results (so far) 2020

Computer software glitches, accusations of fraud, and still counting ballots have led to uncertainly with many voters. At the same time, others have accepted the outcome. Here are the unofficial 2020 election results for our community. Election Results Presidential Race: Joe Biden (D) has won Michigan and the county, apparently upsetting incumbent Donald J. Trump (R). While lawsuits and recounting will follow, most officials have called it for Biden/Harris team. U.S. Senate Race: Gary … [Read more...]

Judge Warren Commentary: Gratitude to all Election Candidates

I lost my first two elections. First, I lost (ironically) to my now friend and tremendous Patriot Week supporter United States Senator Gary Peters. Second, I lost (also ironically) to other now friends in a bid to keep my seat on the State Board of Education. After I was appointed to my current position on the Oakland County Circuit Court, I was (unexpectedly) unopposed to retain my seat and then was re-elected drawing no opposition. In 2012, I successfully fought back a robust challenge to keep … [Read more...]

Free Park Access for Seniors, Veterans, and Disabled is on the Ballot

Seniors, military veterans, and residents with permanent disabilities will be offered free annual vehicle passes to parks operated by Oakland County under a funding proposal that appears on the November 3 ballot. Oakland County has 13 Parks Oakland County voters in the upcoming general election will decide the fate of a proposal from the Oakland County Board of Commissioners to increase funding for Oakland County’s 13 parks. The ballot question asks residents to approve a new property tax … [Read more...]

Five Things to Know Before You Vote

Here are Five Helpful Things to Know Before you Vote in the November General Election If you are planning to vote in person at the polls on Election Day, be aware that some voter precincts in Rochester Hills have been moved to facilitate COVID-19 safe practices. If you live in Rochester Hills precincts 1, 2, 3, 6, 13, 15, 22, 23, 24, 27, or 30, your voting location has been moved temporarily for this election. All other precincts will vote in their usual locations. Find your temporary … [Read more...]

Muska, Bull, Zabat Seek Re-Election to Rochester Community Schools Board of Education

Incumbents Look to Extend their Term of Service Rochester Community Schools Board of Education members Scott Muska, Kristin Bull and Mike Zabat announced this week they will seek to retain their seats on the seven-member nonpartisan board in the general election November 3, 2020. Their reelection campaign will focus on themes of stability, equity and gratitude. “These past four months have been the most challenging of our years of service, but also the most rewarding,” said Bull, the … [Read more...]

Q&A with Commissioner Adam Kochenderfer

Rochester Media (RM) invited Commissioner Adam Kochenderfer (AK), candidate for re-election in District #15 for the Oakland County Board of Commissioners, to participate in an Q&A style interview. We're please to share that with you here on The Community Edge, our online local news outlet. RM: Why do you seek re-election and why did you choose county commissioner as a form of public service? AK: I chose to run again due to the unprecedented challenges to both the economy and public … [Read more...]

Adam Kochenderfer Announces Re-Election Campaign for County Commissioner

Commissioner Adam Kochenderfer has announced his campaign for re-election to the Oakland County Board of Commissioners, District #15, which includes Rochester and a large portion of Rochester Hills. Kochenderfer chose to run again due to the unprecedented challenges to both the economy and public health in Oakland County. He stated, “Many families are still grappling with the impact of COVID-19. I’ve always tried to serve our community through facts, not fear, and avoid the partisan games … [Read more...]